White Sox Unintentionally Hold KKK Night

By Ramzy Nasrallah on July 3, 2014 at 12:51p

When the late Bill Veeck ran the Chicago White Sox he was responsible for a number of famous promotions. The "exploding scoreboard" was his idea. He also put names on jerseys, had Harry Caray sing Take Me Out the the Ballgame live and was the mind behind his son Mike dreamed up Disco Demolition Night, which of course ended very badly.

He thought of almost everything. Almost.

Last night the White Sox apparently gave away white ponchos to fans who braved the elements in the aftermath of storms that have rocked Chicago this week, and the resulting images are, well, look at the one above.

White Sox pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts last night, which comes out to four KKKs if those fans behind home plate had chosen to hold up those little K cards. 

Maybe go with black ponchos next time. Or gray. Or clear. Or literally any other color.


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rosycheeks's picture

Does this make them a worse organization than the Cubs? Tough call. Nah.

+2 HS
OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Yeti's have feelings too.

+28 HS
UFest57's picture

one of the funniest skits ever on that show 

+6 HS
spqr2008's picture

The worst part about that skit is that it was one of the first ones on the show, and so you can literally say the show went down in humor from that point on.

Earle's picture


Snarkies gonna snark. 

+15 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I always find it amusing (and they are correct in doing this), that at least at GABP in Cincinnati, they always wait until the fourth strikeout  to put up the 3rd and 4th K simultaneously.  

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

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Rocket Man's picture

I'm always forgetting and asking the person next to me, "Hey, doesn't he have three strikeouts?" . . . then when the third and fourth go up, I remember.  The memory is the first thing to go.

I didn't go to engineering school to be a 'people person'

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

LMAO!!!!!!!!! Herpy derpy

White Sox - the Scott Steiner of baseball promotions.

Class of 2010.

brutusbuckeye95's picture

must have been Donald Sterling night


+2 HS
Knarcisi's picture

It's actually the pointy hood that does it. 

+1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

WOW..... That is hilarious. How can you not see this happening or at least realize what you are giving away and how it will look. Sometimes it seems like people just think of ideas, and put it into action. EVERYTHING has to be checked, tested, and checked again, because stuff like this happens every day. Funny as he** though, gave me a good "you serious" laugh.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Oakland Buckeye's picture

Seriously ? - any color other than white?  there is nothing to see here.

+2 HS
DaveStephens's picture

Why can't they be white.  That's just racist.

The Dude abides.

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buckeyedude's picture

Better white than maize or blue.



Seattle Linga's picture

That photo with the white poncho's is hilarious - hope the front office is happy.........