Sox vs. Dodgers – Attended Game #9 (6/23/09)

Sox and Dodgers

White Sox 2, Dodgers 5

My friend Brad was visiting from Nashville, so we took in a game at The Cell as the Sox took on the best team in baseball, the Dodgers. I wasn’t aware of this fact, but in the middle of the game, Brad confessed to me that this was his first major league baseball game. How exciting! I only wish the game was that exciting.

Yep, we lost another one at home. While the Sox have been decent on the road, batting a team average of .280, the Good Guys are a weak .217 when having home field advantage. Which all translates to frustrated fans. Other than a blast from Paul Konerko, we weren’t given much to cheer about. Of course, the very next game the Sox beat the Dodgers 10 – 7 with six home runs. So, I guess we just picked the wrong night.

If I was more superstitious, I would be putting the blame on myself. I mean I haven’t seen a victory since May 7th. And not a single victory since I bought my new Sox cap. I actually use to be superstitious when it came to sports, but after witnessing too many Grizzlies’ losses, I concluded that it was beyond my control. Still, it would be nice to hear that victory song again!

Dodgers

The Dodgers hanging out in the bullpen.

Joe Torre

Joe Torre talks to his troops.

Here’s a fun fact for you: The highest attended baseball game in history was between the Dodgers and the White Sox at Game 5 of the 1959 World Series at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. On that night, 92,706 folks witnessed the Sox beat the Dodgers 1 – 0, as Nellie Fox scored the only run and Sandy Koufax got the loss for the Dodgers.

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