The White Sox are feeling nostalgic this weekend as they celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the 2005 championship. This has not been the best of seasons for White Sox fans, but this weekend should be fun and full of fond memories. You may see some celebrity White Sox fans at the games this weekend. And these famous fans come from all walks of life, and include some interesting characters.
When he took his hiatus from basketball he didn’t lace up with the north side. Michael followed his fandom and joined up with the White Sox. When playing for the Birmingham Barons, Jordan found the bus rides to be so uncomfortable that he replaced the bus.
Country music singer Marlee Scott filled out a Celebrity fan page survey after attending a White Sox game. She released her first album, Souvenir in 2005. That was quite a year for both. She has gone on to release two more titles. It a shame her releases did not always coincide with White Sox championships.
Dennis De Young
Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing was the White Sox’s anthem, but another 70’s & 80’s rocker would have loved to have one of his songs chosen. Styx lead singer, Dennis De Young is a lifelong White Sox fan. Of course, Mr. Roboto may not have fit the team’s theme.
Ebert & Roper
Roger Ebert got to see his favorite team win it all before he died in 2013. Before that he was able to pass on his White Sox love to his new partner Richard Roper. They gave the 2005 season…wait for it…five stars!
Playboy cover girl and TV personality Jenny McCarthy is a born and raised Chicago girl who cheers for the White Sox. She was rumored to have dated Brian Urlacher, and it makes one wonder whom on ‘05 club she had the hots for? Would she have liked the young fire-baller Bobby Jenks, or the captain Paul Konerko? Maybe she would have wanted to try something different with Juan Uribe or Tadahito Iguchi.
He may have been a Red Sox fan on TV during his years on the hit show Cheers, but Chicago native George Wendt “cheers” for a different colored sox in real life. Many of the Second City alumni are Cubs fans, but this celebrity White Sox fan went the opposite direction.
The famed talk show host and former mayor of Cincinnati, represents the unique nature of celebrity White Sox fans. Hopefully, not too many Springer show guests proclaim themselves to be White Sox fans. Then again, the guys who tried to give first base coach Tom Gamboa a beat down, would fit on Springer’s show perfectly.
Originally born in Elgin, Illinois, Gaffigan was raised in the Midwest. He has thrown out the first pitch at US Cellular Field, and he does a lot of comedy shows in the area. He performs at the Horseshoe in Hammond, Indiana, and he will be doing a show on August 6th at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago.
Mankind & His Sock Mr. Socko
This fellow is one of the more unique celebrity White Sox fans. Mankind (aka Mick Foley) was a multiple champion in pro wrestling, and one of the strangest characters in WWE history. Maybe he’s a White Sox because of his affection for socks.
Okay, so this renowned artist may not have been alive for the 2005 championship, but he was around for the first two (1906, 1917). Picasso is said to have been such a big White Sox fan that he was once given a White Sox jersey as a gift to entice him to do a piece which would have been displayed in the Daily Plaza.
Born and raised in Chicago, it should not surprise anyone that Mr. T is a White Sox fan. In high school, he played football, wrestled, and studied martial arts. He even had a tryout for the Green Bay Packers. He also worked as a bouncer and body guard. Perhaps the White Sox could hire him for their security. Even today, nobody is going to mess with Mr. T.
Country music recording artist, Casey Jamerson is another celeb who filled out a White Sox celebrity fan survey. She also listed on her survey that she likes hot dogs, M&Ms, and would like to be the Queen of England for a day.
He is, without a doubt, the most famous celebrity White Sox fan. Despite having to be politically correct, and not choose sides on issues or fandom, Barrack Obama has stayed true to the south side squad. He is seen here throwing out the first pitch at US Cellular Field. President Obama even wore a White Sox hat while throwing out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals.