Stanley Cup makes its way to U.S. Cellular Field

Stanley Cup makes its way to U.S. Cellular Field

July 3, 2013, 6:15 pm
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The Stanley Cup made its way to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night.

Blackhawks Brandon Bollig and Patrick Sharp escorted the championship trophy to the mound and each threw out a first pitch.

Shortly before, the White Sox played a video full of players and coaches congratulating the Blackhawks on the title, the second in four seasons for the team. Many White Sox personnel -- and Orioles pitcher T.J. McFarland, a native of Palos Hills -- were then on hand as Bollig and Sharp each threw out a pitch after a short introduction.

The Cup remained on the field for the playing of the National Anthem and fans gave Bollig a standing ovation as he carried it off the field.

It's great,” manager Robin Ventura said. “It's nice having it paraded around town. Everybody likes seeing it. I don't know how many guys will touch it, though. Who knows how many guys will do that? It's great. I think they should take that thing everywhere and run it around. You hear all the stories going around, the things that have happened to it. It's nice that we get to see it out here.”