I spent my Wednesday a few miles east of the Fox Valley at U.S. Cellular field working on a story for this Sunday's Naperville Sun.
Due to my concerns about traffic and missing any opportunity to photograph the things I needed, I left way to early and subsequently arrived at the park equally as early.
Groundskeepers were still working on the field when I walked into the eerily empty U.S. Cellular Field. Soon enough though, fans began to trickle in, waving various items of memorabilia and shouting players names in every effort to get an autograph.
The game began and the temperatures rose to the triple digits as both players and fans did what they could to stay cool.
Despite my assignment not being game coverage, I could not resist shooting a few innings when I got the chance and managed to come up with a few frames I liked.
Keep and eye out for this Sunday's Naperville Sun to see the local resident making a big impact in the White Sox Clubhouse.