Originally posted by indianajoe77
The same guy who consistently showed up a Wrigley Field as a self-proclaimed Cubs fan, and then cried about how the White Sox wouldn't give hime free
tickets when they were in the World Series in 2005.
OH yeah - - I'm sure he was crying. Love it when people attach their own emotions to some stranger they don't know and never will.
John has been a long time fan of both - - even though it isn't PC. I bet you are one of those people who hates Politically Correct.
Here's the truth:
White Sox stance against celebrities
Thursday, October 13, 2005
October 12, 2005 -- Championship games often attract celebrity fans. But for the most part, the White Sox are saying, "no thanks" to celebrities and
are instead focusing on their longtime, loyal fans.
The whole "Sox stance against celebrities" commotion came to light when actor John Cusack called the White Sox owner to get tickets for Wednesday's
game. Reinsdorf rejected Cusack, because he remembers Cusack as being a loyal Cubs fan two years ago.
The Sox say their image is all about the real fans.
Cusack, Bernie Mac, Michael Jordan, Jimmy Buffet, Jesse Jackson, even Yankee fan Rudy Giuliani. This is just a short list of all the celebrities that
showed up for the Cubs playoff games two years ago.
So, where are all the famous faces at the Cell?
"I would argue our celebrities is Joe from Berwyn and Hank from Cicero and the family that came in from Orland Park that might be sitting in section
120, and they are as much a celebrity as anybody else," said Scott Reifert, Sox communications director.
That is right. Who needs Hollywood celebrity when you have fans that hold up signs that say "Nothing's better than a night of great Sox."
"I think we've been successful in branding this team a certain way, and maybe that Hollywood, sunglasses, jet set isn't really the look that the
White Sox are all about," Reifert said.