10/04/08 5:57 PM ET
Good-luck charm gets first pitch for Sox
South Siders select assistant GM's son to do Game 3 honors
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
Jake Hahn told his father, White Sox assistant general manager Rick Hahn, to pick heads for the coin flip that would determine where a potential tiebreaker game would be played. The heads call turned out to be a winner, and having home-field advantage for game No. 163 turned out to be a game-changer for the White Sox, who beat the Twins, 1-0, this past Tuesday to advance to the postseason.
Trailing the Rays 0-2 in the American League Division Series, the White Sox have the home field for the next two days to try to even up the series.
Will Jake be the game-changer once again?
"He is thrilled to be asked," Rick Hahn said. "I am not sure he entirely gets it -- at first he wanted to know if A.J. [Pierzynski] or Toby [Hall] would be catching him -- but for the past two days he has been telling every stranger who compliments his Sox hat all about it. It really was a very nice offer by the organization."
Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.