It was a happy day on the South Side, and some let their emotions show more than others.
The Sox pulled out a 9-2 win over the Rays, and it was mostly thanks to a sterling outing by White Sox starting pitcher Scott Carroll.
The 29-year-old made his major league debut after more than 100 minor league starts, and he was excellent, allowing one earned run over 7 1/3 innings and getting his first win.
It was enough to make his mom, watching from the stands, happy enough to cry tears of joy. It was enough to get the thousands of fans at U.S. Cellular Field on their feet as Carroll left the game.
The emotional scene was a great one to watch, and it makes any observer hope Carroll, making a spot start for the injured Chris Sale, gets to show off his stuff a few more times.