Moncada Day #1. Sketching and scoring at the Sox game.

The White Sox invited me to the park to document Yoan Moncada's first game in Southside pinstripes. Here's what I saw: 

I arrived at the park around 5:15 and found Yoan Moncada standing the in the right spot during batting practice.

I arrived at the park around 5:15 and found Yoan Moncada standing the in the right spot during batting practice.

I spent the night scoring and sketching the game from the press box. The rain delay allowed me time to complete my drawings. 

I spent the night scoring and sketching the game from the press box. The rain delay allowed me time to complete my drawings. 

The details and the doodles. 

The details and the doodles. 

Mark Buehrle Day, with sketch journalist Carl Skanberg.

The White Sox invited me into their house to sketch the festivities today. I was essentially a regular credentialed member of the media. I started the day doodling on top of the dugout, moved to the field for the retirement of Mark Buehrle's 56, then I went up to the press box to score and sketch the game. I felt like a weirdo and an outsider most of the day. I hope you like the results. Cheers.

 

The game was getting out of hand and it didn't appear the Sox would be providing any additional inspiration. I decided to open up my bottle of ink and put down an image of Mark Buehrle's father listening to 'My Hero' by Foo Fighters and watching a video montage of his son. He's ordinary.

The game was getting out of hand and it didn't appear the Sox would be providing any additional inspiration. I decided to open up my bottle of ink and put down an image of Mark Buehrle's father listening to 'My Hero' by Foo Fighters and watching a video montage of his son. He's ordinary.

The final sketchbook/scorecard.

The final sketchbook/scorecard.