On Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox issued their first SoxFest 2019 release, which I’ll paste in below.
No need, then, to dissect too many of the details. But let’s cap-tip the club for the super-cool decision to pay homage to Dewayne Wise’s once-in-a-lifetime catch.
I was there, and yet, for however many times I see it, my sense of disbelief never abates.
Please see KP’s clever accompanying piece for additional looks at the greatest moments from White Sox everymen, and chime in there on your favorites.
WHITE SOX ANNOUNCE INITIAL LIST OF PLAYERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR AT SOXFEST 2019
CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have announced an initial list of team members scheduled to appear at the Hilton Chicago for SoxFest 2019 – sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria is scheduled to attend SoxFest 2019, along with current team members José Abreu, Tim Anderson, Nicky Delmonico, Adam Engel, Jace Fry, Leury García, Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo López, Yoán Moncada, Daniel Palka and Yolmer Sánchez. Fans also can expect to see prospects Micker Adolfo, Luis Basabe, Dylan Cease, Zack Collins, Eloy Jiménez, Nick Madrigal and Luis Robert.
In addition, newly elected Hall-of-Famer Harold Baines, Hall-of-Famers Carlton Fisk, Tim Raines and Jim Thome, as well as White Sox ambassadors Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, Carlos May and Bill Melton, will join former outfielder Dewayne Wise, whose catch to protect Mark Buehrle’s perfect game in 2009 is celebrated as the exclusive SoxFest 2019 bobblehead.
Additional special guests scheduled to attend will be announced closer to SoxFest.
SoxFest 2019 will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Friday, January 25, through Sunday, January 27. Two-night SoxFest hotel packages include exclusive access to Friday night events and an exclusive SoxFest 2019 Dewayne Wise “The Catch” bobblehead. Hotel packages, which are available now at whitesox.com/SoxFest, are the only way to buy three-day weekend passes. SoxFest hotel reservations at the Hilton Chicago are $294 for a two-night stay (price does not include applicable taxes, fees and costs for weekend passes). Fans who book hotel packages are eligible to also purchase up to four SoxFest weekend passes. Weekend passes will be available for $40 for each adult and $10 for each kid (ages 4 to 13).
A limited number of premium upgrade passes and individual passes to SoxFest will be on sale in January.