May 11, 2010
White Sox vs. Toronto
We were able to get to the stadium in plenty of time to watch the White Sox warm up. And we had a motive of hoping to get autographs since Sox fans sort of stood out in this empty stadium.
We stood there waiting and Mark Kotsay walked up to Louis. He signed his ball, looked at it and said "is this your ball son?" Louis nodded yes and Kotsay said "you need a real Major League Baseball ball" and went out on the field and grabbed one and signed the second ball.
Then Kotsay went down the line signing more autographs when he looked over at Louis and asked if he wanted a picture. Louis, being very shy said "no." Not because he didn't want to but he gets really quiet when he's in a cool situation. So Kotsay was signing collector cards from some of the "professional" autograph seekers when he looked over at Louis again.
So after signing the Mark Kotsay card from the professional he looked at the guy and said "You will be giving this card to Louis." It was then that he handed the card to Louis and the professional just said "uh, okay."
Louis had a smile on his face the entire game and came home with two signed balls and an awesome trading card. He wanted to give one of the balls to his buddy Liam in Chicago.
It happened to be Jackie Robinson day. We had to explain to some Canadians in back of us who Jackie Robinson was when she was confused as to why every player was wearing #42 jerseys.
The Rogers Center is an amazing structure. The roof started out open and after a couple of innings they closed it. It's very similar to the stadium in Milwaukee.
suck were not doing well. Ozzie Guillen had a few choice words to say about the fans. For us, it was no different than any Chicago game.