Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a White Sox fan.
This information was revealed in a clever video her office released on Twitter Monday evening, encouraging residents to "stay at home, save lives."
I don’t have much time to myself these days, but I felt I needed to make sure everyone knows how I feel about this Stay at Home Order. Which one motivates you the most to stay at home? #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/pDbCdySMQk— Mayor Lightfoot #StayHomeSaveLives (@chicagosmayor) March 30, 2020
Lightfoot plays different characters in the video, like "The Analyst," where she discusses data, "The Baller," where she spends time in a kitchen making a basket in a hoop on a refrigerator, "The Voice of Reason," where she convinces people on the phone to stay home, and more.
But the truth of her sports fandom is revealed at the two-minute mark, when Lightfoot, as "The Fan," is wearing a White Sox jersey on a couch watching a game and declares, "Tell you what, if my White Sox win, you gotta stay home."
The video cuts to the final out of the 2005 World Series. Sox win. The Mayor cheers. Fandom confirmed.
Mayor Lightfoot might be happy to know NBC Sports Chicago will re-air that deciding Game 4 as part of our "White Sox Classics" in June.
At the end of the video, she made a call to action as "The Realist."
"The truth is, 40,000 hospitalizations will break our healthcare system," Lightfoot said. "Stay home. Save lives."