With White Sox fan Jimmy Garoppolo hours away from Super Bowl LI, @NotRalphFurley forwarded a Tweet from the New England Patriots’ backup quarterback’s account.
The post, dated July 6, 2016 (and from his verified @JimmyG_10 account) read: “Not much better than a Sox game with the fam #Southside.”
Well, what do you know about that?
The Arlington Heights, Ill., native and Eastern Illinois University product is a SOX FAN!
I now have a rooting interest in the game!
TwitterNation approved as the message was retweeted 241 times and liked 1,595 times.
Jimmy saw a good one that night.
With 21,144 in the house, the Sox topped the Yankees 5-0.
Miguel Gonzalez fired seven shutout innings before getting relief help from Zach Duke and David Robertson.The Sox took control with a four-run second that started with no on and two outs. Tim Anderson capped the frame, which also included RBIs from Avisail Garcia and JB Shuck, with a two-run double.
Jimmy would ride the momentum of this White Sox winner into camp and through the preseason and into the regular season where he would lead the Patriots to two wins (before getting injured) while subbing for the suspended Tom Brady.
OK, maybe that’s overstating a bit but at least he saw a good Sox game!
Some other gems from that one:
*that was the Yankees final game at U.S. Cellular Field.
*the Yankees outhit the Sox 8-5 with Didi Gregorius and Jacob Ellsbury each getting three hits for NY
*my White Sox Stumper for the scoreboard that Jimmy read that night was: Who was the last player to represent both the White Sox and Yankees at the All-Star Game? Answer: Robin Ventura (the other choices were Jose Contreras, Jack McDowell and Bucky Dent.
*my “Bronx Baffler” for the scoreboard that night was: Which Hall of Famer holds the top the top three spots on the Yankees’ single-season stolen base list? If Jimmy knew his Yankee history he would have answered Rickey Henderson.