The ceremony was private and the statue had a security guard. We had a great response from fans who saw the clearbuck.comers out in force (mostly Northwestern University students who want to impress Professor Savage). 35,000 packed in US Cellular to watch my Sox beat the Yankees 4-3. My live interview 7PM on Chicago Tonight was well-received and it was about 10 minutes long. The producer and host Bob Sirott did a great job of bringing life to the 85-year old Black Sox story. We are getting a lot of positive responses regarding my plans to put up a Black Sox museum near old Comiskey Park.
I am fortunate to have Amber Buchanan on board working for me full time on my various Black Sox projects. As I remind her daily, she is probably the only person in the world whose full time job is to further uncover this very complex story. Next up is a 5/6/04 presentation to a DePaul University History/Culture class studying the Black Sox scandal and 7/31/04 the National Court Reporters Convention in Chicago where I will be speaking about the role of the short hand reporters in the Black Sox scandal and how the court reporter for the Grand Jury in 1921 had to testify in the 1924 Milwaukee trial when Shoeless Joe sued Comiskey for back pay.
The statue is out in right center field right below (and appropriately right below the 1919 American League Championship pennant).