Mission, accomplished: The White Sox set a Guinness World Record on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field for most dogs attending a sporting event.
The team announced that 1,122 dogs were in attendance (the title required a minimum of 1,000 dogs to be present).
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Asked after the game if they could hear the dogs throughout the game, the White Sox said they heard them loud and clear.
"At least in the outfield I do," Adam Eaton said. "Who Let The Dogs Out? That song was stuck in my head. I feel like half the dogs out there were singing it for some odd reason. They were a little noisy but it’s kind of fun. It brings a different atmosphere to the ballpark. I think that’s one of the beauties of The Cell, really nothing is off limits. That’s the beauty of it. What, we had 1,100 dogs at the ballpark tonight? Bring different viewers to the ballpark. A lot of fun."
Said Tyler Saladino: "Yeah, you could hear them the whole time. It was just funny hearing them yelling, like they didn’t know what was going on. They were just yelling back and forth at each other. That was a fun game though."
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White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.
Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.
Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.
It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.
Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.
Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.
Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.