Siberian Baseball

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nothing says "childrens' charity" like a liquor store

I was sitting at the kitchen table the other night when the back page of one of the weekly entertainment newspapers caught my eye.

A full page ad blared, "Meet White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen!" Where? At a liquor store.

I don't worry too much about Ozzie, but I can only imagine the circus that is bound to erupt when you combine Chicago fans (from either side of the river), booze and a first-place baseball team.

I've thought about this for a while now and can't decide if the bleacher creatures from Wrigley, jacked up on cheap cases of Old Style or the notoriously rowdy fans at The Cell pose a greater potential for chaos when they are invited to come support their team at a store that exists for the sole reason of selling booze. For kids, though! They're raising money for kids.

No word yet on whether or not Lou Piniella will be entering the world of liquor store promotion / fundraising for children.

Maybe he's waiting for free lighter day at the Shell station instead.

On the plus side, at least the White Sox are pretty consistent with doing things for children - who can forget last year's offer of having kids take the field behind Guillen? I just question how appropriate the location is, given the intended recipients.

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