He envisions the day he’s standing on the pitcher’s mound at U.S. Cellular Field, a White Sox uniform draped around his 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame, with a throng of buddies from his hometown of Homewood in attendance cheering him on.
That’s been the dream of John Ely ever since he picked up a baseball and became a die-hard White Sox fan as a kid.
That dream has never been closer to becoming reality than it is today. …
Ely added a cutter too:
Ely credited the addition of a cut fastball to his arsenal, which includes a two-seam fastball that ranges between 89 and 92 mph, changeup and curveball, to his successful 2009 campaign.