- Doug Padilla, Chicago White Sox beat reporter
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CHICAGO – The start of interleague play Friday will bring old friends into town.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will open a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field, which means Jon Garland and Juan Uribe will be facing their old team.
Both were key contributors to the team’s 2005 World Series title and neither has played at U.S. Cellular Field since leaving the White Sox.
Not to ruin the surprise, but the White Sox plan on having a tribute on the video board for the pair just before the game.
“I think Garland did a tremendous job for us since I was managing here,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “He gave us a very nice gift. He was a big part of that. I’m looking forward to seeing Uribe.
“I think those two guys mean a lot for this city, mean a lot for this ballclub, myself, my coaching staff, for the fans. No matter what they do [for them], it’s not big enough. I’m glad Juan Uribe is making another $21 million. I love it. He’s going to buy the Dominican Republic in three years.”
White Sox's interleague series vs. Dodgers means Garland and Uribe are in town.