Blog Entry

It's lights out in Chicago -- literally

Posted on: September 30, 2010 10:43 pm
Hey White Sox, it's one thing to start cutting costs to sign free agents this offseason, but you do have to keep the electricity on until the actual end of the season.

With Red Sox reliever Robert Coello set to deliver a pitch to Ramon Castro in the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field, a power outage left most of the stadium in darkness. All the infield lights were affected, while the outfield lights stayed on. The teams left the field, and reporters on the scene are saying the lights are slowly coming back on. A team announcement said the power outage affected the entire South Chicago neighborhood.

Red Sox fans will no doubt find the episode a fitting metaphor in the team's final road game of the season. Jon Lester was going for his 20th win in his final start of the season and got shelled, lasting just four innings and giving up eight runs (including a grand slam by Paul Konerko, who is making himself more expensive by the day).

-- David Andriesen

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