1993 White Sox playoff hero and
miracle athlete, Bo Jackson, confers with 1997 Chicago Fantasy
Baseball Camp Rookie of the Year, Paul Zeledon, of Hoffman Estates,
IL, on how Bo should approach his "rookie season" as a coach
in the 2000 Cactus Fantasy League.
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf showed up at
Camp 2006 on Thursday night and after hearing the unhappy and disgruntled voices,
opinions and concerns of most of the campers at past camps, delivered the best
line of Camp 2006: "SO..... WHAT DO YOU HAVE
TO BITCH ABOUT THIS YEAR?" Way to go, Jerry... and THANK YOU
for the 2005 World Championship!!!
While waiting for her chance to become a
CFBC rookie, then 12 year old fast pitch softball catcher, Stephanie Coleman, looks from the dugout
to the bullpen during the Camp 2004 Big Game to see if anyone is ready to
relieve the questionable pitching the "Pros" had to face. Earlier in the week, her dad, Mark, blasts a 3 run home run over
the left field wall during a six run last inning rally to bring the
Nightcrawlers within one run of the South Side Sl*ts. The 2004
Nightcrawlers Team MVP's homer made it close, but the 'Crawlers fell
short by one run... again!
From Camp 2006, this is the rule on how NOT to
"activate your dental plan." Mark Chyna has a fly ball lined up
in his sights... he keeps going, focused, and not even sensing Rookie Don Popravak
heading his way... you guessed it... BAM!!! The veteran catches the ball
and the rookie...
Catcher Becka Shipp takes the throw and gets
ready to make the play at the plate during Camp 2004.
From Camp 2005: SAFE! No,
wait... I tagged myself. OUT!
No, SAFE! No, OUT!!!! What
am I? Who am I????
Tom Earle is all smiles after going
yard during a CFBC game.
Fathers and sons were plentiful at CFBC Camp
2006. Here, Rookie Bryan Gildemeister and his veteran dad, Al, think of
memories gone by and memories of the future as they share their first camp
Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson,
and Chet Lemon complete their final preparation prior to the beginning of
another CFBC game.
During Camp 2008, veteran Kevin Deady makes a great stab while
hustling to the bag.
During the "Big Game" where the Campers
faced the Pros, Rookie CFBC Coach, Harold Baines, shows off the batting form
that kept him in the Major Leagues (and on track to Cooperstown) for 20 years.
Long time Austin's Ice Cream Parlor regular
and Nightcrawler™ infielder, Bernie "Froggy" Kerman stands proud while acknowledging
the cheers of the near capacity crowd of 24 at the "Big Game," on
Saturday, January 19, 2002, during the "Salute to Bernie Kerman
At Camp 2002, Rookie
Alan Gildemeister of Schaumburg, IL
discovers that fielding ground balls is not as easy as Major Leaguers make it
look as he wonders
"which way did it go?"
Veteran first baseman, Jay Pinsky of
Northbrook, IL powers a fastball off of 1983 Cy Young Award Winner, Lamarr Hoyt
as he helps lead
the Nightcrawlers™ to another victory in Camp 2002 action .
A blast from the past and a look at what the
future holds. In 1986, Rookies Len Pernecky and Matt Carroll pose
for the camera as they wrap up an incredible rookie camp. 17 years later,
while trying to extend the twilights of their careers, Lenny and Matt pose once
again during Camp 2003 proving that the game we love is a love that never
ends, and little boys grow into big boys who play this game, either on the
field, or in their hearts, forever.
Veteran Nightcrawler™ Aaron Michaelson and
and White Sox Clubhouse Manager, Gabe Morrell, can't contain their excitement
over the incredible level of skill during games played at Chicago Fantasy
And as always... (this is too good to ever
"....the driver on the bus goes "beep, beep,
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