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White Sox Enjoy Video Games With Troops

Tuesday was a busy day for a few of the White Sox both on and off the field. The Sox played a key game against the Cleveland Indians that went 14 innings and well past midnight. It was an important victory for the Sox as they continue to chase the Detroit Tigers.

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Earlier in the day three members of the White Sox got to enjoy a day of video games via satellite with members of the armed forces stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chris Sale, A.J. Pierzynski, and Matt Thornton got to take their minds off baseball and instead played “Call of Duty: Black Ops” against the soldiers.

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The charity event was sponsored by Pros vs G.I. Joes which is a non-profit group which sponsors video game events between professional athletes and members of the armed forces.

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The members of the White Sox seemed honored to give their time for this event. Matt Thornton told the Chicago Sun Times “This is a way of thanking them for their services. I’m very grateful for our freedom. They allow me to play the game of baseball.”

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Sounds like a fun day for a great cause.