Big Elvis Was Not in the Building

elvisLast night was Elvis Night at the Cell as the White Sox hosted the Orioles.  Big Elvis was not there, but something you should see before you die is waiting for you at the Barbary Coast in Vegas.  Jamie Aaron Kelley performed outside Gate 4 before the gates opened (then did the National Anthem & performed on the field after the game), all of his fans braved the raindrops as he sang Kentucky Rain, and thanked him very much before going inside the ballpark.  Flying Elvises (or is it Flying Elvi) dropped out of the sky with the American Flag to America the Beautiful, quite inspiring, even to a non-patriot like myself.  Then after the game there was a terrific fireworks display done to Elvis songs, the rain waited until after the game, but got quite wet while ewing & awing.

My friend Steve couldn’t make the game, but summed it up nicely.  He was listening to the game on the radio, heard Thome’s homer, but then fell asleep, so did the White Sox.  Big Jim’s Dad was sitting by us, high fives all around when his son went yard.  Wore my Elvis glasses with chops, brought along a couple extra pairs, and got an Elvis photo with Minnie Minoso.

It’s nice to be back at the Cell, even though the baseball has been boring & less than inspiring.  On Tuesday night versus the Royals went to the bathroom, missed Paul Knoerko & Carlos Quentin’s home runs, Sox lost, disappointing.  I wasn’t really looking forward to going back for a day game Wednesday day, especially with Zack Greinke opposing Jose Contreras, but Rob loves going to day games, so we went, and they won, surprising.  It was good to see Dick & Bea, and Nancy Faust.

Going back again Saturday night, at least there are post game fireworks, and a freebie ticket.  And then Sunday I get to see Mark Buehrle, which is always a pleasure.

One Response to “Big Elvis Was Not in the Building”

  1. “And then Sunday I get to see Mark Buehrle, which is always a pleasure.”

    have you checked out Buehrle’s stats since his perfect game?

    http://www.hardballcooperative.com/?p=1352

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