The Chicago White Sox are taking on the Cleveland Indians at home on Wednesday in a game that pits first place against a squad battling its way out of the American League Central cellar.
Certainly, the 2018 season has not been good to Chicago. But the scene prior to Wednesday’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field was about as emotional as it was inspirational.
The White Sox hosted seven-year old, Alex Estrada, who is battling the rare cancer called Neuroblastoma.
Here, we see the entire White Sox’ team line up around the corners of the infield to cheer Estrada on as he crosses the base paths.
— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) June 14, 2018
Here’s another view of the memorable moment for young Alex.
Alex Estrada — a 7-year-old battling Neuroblastoma — joined us for an amazing day at the ballpark! Thank you @Indians for helping us cheer on Alex during his Home Run for Life. pic.twitter.com/sHL09IXYxj
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 14, 2018
The seven-year old is a current patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and has been in and out of chemotherapy treatment. Wednesday’s special day at the park came as a major surprise to the young kid.
As we can tell, the White Sox did everything possible to make this a special day for Estrada.
— Nuccio DiNuzzo (@nuccio_dinuzzo) June 13, 2018
It’s times like these that we look far beyond the baseball diamond and realize just how much of an impact these teams can have on young fans.
Job well done by the White Sox here.