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Southpaw Q&A

Why are you called Southpaw?
Southpaw is a nickname for a left-handed pitcher, but since I work on the South Side, people started calling me that - and it stuck!

What exactly are you?
Hahaha. That's a funny question. Some people think I'm an alligator, frog or even a dirty sock. Those are all really silly, but I'm none of those. I'm just a green dude that loves the Chicago White Sox.

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What do you like most about Guaranteed Rate Field?
The fans! They've been so friendly since I made my Major League debut on June 13, 2004. I love getting out visiting with kids and families at the ballpark.

Who is your favorite White Sox player?
I like the whole team, of course! Everyone's really cool and treats me like I'm one of the guys.

Do you only work at Guaranteed Rate Field?
I'm at every home game at Guaranteed Rate Field, but I also go to community appearances at hospitals, store openings and parades around the Chicagoland area. I even visit fans at birthday parties and weddings. Cake is good.

What is your favorite food?
I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to stay in shape, but I think all of the food at Guaranteed Rate Field is really yummy. I get weak in the knees for nachosÂ….and string cheese.

What is your favorite TV show?
I like to watch White Sox games when they're on the road, but besides that I don't watch much television. I like to be outside, enjoying the outdoors when there's not a home game.

Do you get along with all of the other mascots at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game?
All of the other mascots are my buddies. We e-mail a lot during the year. Anyone can e-mail me at

How do fans get you to visit their birthday parties, parades, little league games, store openings and other events?
I love to entertain and attend activities of every kind! Anyone can call 312-674-5312 or e-mail Thanks, and I hope to see you all soon!

His desk could use a little cleaning, but Southpaw doesn't mind.Southpaw takes a stroll through the front office halls at Guaranteed Rate Field.