In the hot seat this week for 89 Seconds with 890 powered by #Xfinity, we have Chicago White Sox favorite and play by play announcer Ed Farmer answering some rapid fire questions by reporter Rachel Brady. Press play to find out which hitter Ed would not want to face today at the plate!
On this edition of 89 Seconds with 890 powered by Xfinity, White Sox reporter Rachel Brady asks pitcher David Robertson some rapid fire questions on his 32nd Birthday. Find out here who David was starstuck by! (HINT: his name is on the box of food you ordered at 12AM last night)
The Bulls, Blackhawks, United Center and Levy Restaurants have curated a collection of Chicago’s best dining options accessible to every guest that walks through the gates. Want the ultimate Chicago food tour? Follow Rachel as she tries signature dishes from the city’s staple restaurants. Restaurants included are Big Star, Legacy Burger, Gibsons, Connie’s Pizza, and Lillie’s Q. For more information on other featured restaurants at United Center go to http://chicagosplate.unitedcenter.com
The Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks and Levy Restaurants present Chicago Pours, a bar experience bringing together some of the best bars and top mixologists in the world to United Center. Chicago Pours experience will present a dynamic menu of rotating cocktails at each game and event. The menu centers on hand-crafted cocktails using the freshest ingredients from a who’s who of Chicago’s critically-acclaimed bars and mixologists.
Our Bulls reporter Rachel Brady samples some signature cocktails from Longman & Eagle.
For more information on when your favorite Chicago hot spots are serving up at United Center go to http://chicagopours.unitedcenter.com.
Jake Petricka, Nate Jones, Kevan Smith and David Robertson’s family meet with military members at Luke Air Force Base during spring training. The White Sox toured the jets, the facility and bomb equipment. David Robertson tried on a 70 pound bomb suit! Check it out!
BULLS SIGN BENNIE “TREY” FLOWERS TO ONE-DAY CONTRACT
The Chicago Bulls announced that the team will sign guard Bennie “Trey” Flowers to a one-day contract on December 28, 2016. Trey, a Kansas City, Mo. native, comes to the Bulls from Central Catholic High School in Portland, Ore. via Make-A-Wish Illinois and Oregon.
“I am thrilled to welcome Trey to the Bulls, as I know he will be the perfect teammate and professional on and off the court,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “Trey brings an unprecedented level of toughness and strength to our team after what he has been through, and we know he will be able to inspire his new teammates with his story. I am confident that he has all of the intangibles to be a real contributor to this team right away.”
Trey, 17, has dreamed of playing in the same arena as his basketball idol Michael Jordan since he learned to play basketball at the age of two. The Make-A-Wish Foundation wanted to make this dream come true after he survived an eight-hour liver transplant operation after going into inexplicable, acute liver failure in the spring of 2015. His remarkable recovery from his liver issues saw Trey bounce back three months quicker than expected, earning him the nickname “The Rockstar” from his doctors at Stanford University. Nearly a year and a half after his surgery, Trey is now able to work out and be active again.
“I’m excited to be a part of the organization. I’ve always admired Dwyane Wade and am eager to experience the game at the United Center,” Trey said. “They tell me I’m a fighter because of what I’ve overcome. I look forward to bringing that fighting spirit to the Bulls.”
For the 14th straight year, the Chicago Bulls players, executives, ambassadors, front office staff and broadcasters will serve Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of men, women and children at the Pacific Garden Mission. The annual dinner, presented by ZTE USA, the official smartphone of the Chicago Bulls, will include generous food and drink donations from Highland Baking Company, Meats by Linz, Vienna Beef, Midwest Foods, Affy Tapple, Edy’s, SYSCO and Coca-Cola. North American Paper Company will provide all paper products, while staff from Levy Restaurants will donate their time to prepare and serve dinner.
All dinner guests will receive a co-branded Bulls and ZTE USA “All in One” Blanket, which features a fleece-lined weather protective blanket, poncho and bag.
The oldest, continuously-operating rescue mission in the country, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary from life’s storms since 1877. The “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago has served millions seeking food, shelter and clothing, as well as medical and dental care.
Benny the Bull has been nominated as one of the 2016 inductees to the Mascot Hall of Fame! On Benny’s press tour he stopped by WLS to interview with Bulls Reporter Rachel Brady about his nomination. Check out Benny’s first radio interview and make sure to vote for Benny at http://mascothalloffame.com/
Personal Collection of Chicago White Sox icon Minnie Minoso will be on display at U.S. Cellular from September 14th-17th. The auction itself will be held live at U.S. Cellular Field on September 17th with portion of the proceeds to benefit Chicago White Sox Charities.
Highlight items of the Minoso Collection will include:
-1960 Minnie Minoso Gold Glove award (Est. $20,000-$30,000)
-1957 Minnie Minoso Gold Glove award (Est. $15,000-$25,000)
-1959 Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox AL Championship ring (Est. $15,000-$30,000)
-Minnie Minoso Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame ring (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
The auction will also feature a select grouping of additional premium consignments inclusive of materials direct from the Chicago White Sox to include:
-Game-used base and home plate from the April 18, 2007 Mark Buehrle No-Hitter
-Game-used base from the April 22, 2016 Triple Play
-2015 White Sox game-worn jerseys, including Chris Sale
-2006 Paul Konerko game-used jersey
Hunt Auctions is accepting a very limited number of consignments for the Minoso Collection Live Auction. Please contact Hunt Auctions Consignment Department at 610.524.0822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
White Sox first-round pick Zack Burdi grew up a White Sox fan. From Downers Grove, Zack shares his favorite memories at the ballpark. For the full interview tune in to White Sox Weekly Saturday, 3:30 PM (CET).