On Friday night, [Kenny] Williams will try to make the audience laugh when he serves as a celebrity guest in “Night of 1,000 Noogies,” at the Park West. The improv event also features Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and members of The Second City comedy troupe. … Tickets are $125 and $75, and proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago, a free support community for men, women, children, families and friends touched by cancer. More information is available at gildasclub.org.
For more information and tickets go to http://www.gildasclubchicago.org/Noogies.html.
The White Sox exercised their 2010 club options on right-hander Freddy Garcia and lefty Matt Thornton on Tuesday. Garcia will earn a base salary of $1 million next season and Thornton will get $2.25 million.
Here’s the press release.
The White Sox exercised the option for next year on veteran right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia. Garcia, 34, will make a $1 million base salary, plus a possible $2 million in incentives.
The $2 million in incentives is based on the amount of innings pitched.
Some time ago I was looking for this ad and couldn’t find it. Here it is. Thanks to JoePoz for the alert.
“The Tampa Bay Rays have fired hitting coach Steve Henderson following a season in which the Rays set team records for runs, home runs, on-base percentage and walks.”
We could use a hitting coach!