Unfortunate Giveaway at Baseball Game

By Albert Lin

The Chicago White Sox baseball team might want to consider different color ponchos the next time the forecast calls for rain.

Before last Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on a drizzly night, the team handed out disposable rain gear to visitors at U.S. Cellular Field. Clearly, the staff had not carefully thought out what crowds of people clad in white rain ponchos would look like:

Viewers of the telecast were quick to point out the unfortunate similarity.

The White Sox do not appear to have issued a statement on the unfortunate incident, but we can probably assume that the team did not have malicious intentions.

The organization is lucky that the rain kept fans’ hands inside their ponchos.

In baseball shorthand, the letter K is used to signify a swinging strikeout, and fans frequently hold up or hang K signs at the park. (A backward K represents a called strikeout in which the batter does not swing.)

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