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Rookies' first steps

While the White Sox's rookies may not have arrived, the Crosstown Classic showed they are making strides.

Originally Published: June 18, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | For ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The temptation was to load them into the minivan and take them to Dairy Queen for a consolation cone.

Instead, evil big brother A.J. Pierzynski seized the opportunity Thursday to dress up one of the kids, 22-year-old Sox rookie Gordon Beckham, in a Florida Gators baseball uniform -- complete with black socks and dress shoes, of course -- and parade him through the Wrigley Field crowd to the statue of Harry Caray for some souvenir pictures to commemorate the occasion.

That ...

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