Images: White Sox 2011 Home Opener

  • White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen waves to the crowd during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday.

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen waves to the crowd during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Brent Lillibridge scores a run as he slides past Rays catcher Kelly Shoppach during the eighth inning Thursday.

    Brent Lillibridge scores a run as he slides past Rays catcher Kelly Shoppach during the eighth inning Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Manager Ozzie Guillen greets his players during introductions during the home opener.

    Manager Ozzie Guillen greets his players during introductions during the home opener. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Juan Pierre of the Sox heads home with the game's first run Thursday.

    Juan Pierre of the Sox heads home with the game's first run Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Second baseman Gordon Beckham can't catch up with an RBI single by Reid Brignac of the Rays during the eighth inning.

    Second baseman Gordon Beckham can't catch up with an RBI single by Reid Brignac of the Rays during the eighth inning. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Alex Rios advances from second to third after tagging up on a flyout by Paul Konerko as Rays third baseman Sean Rodriguez takes the throw.

    Alex Rios advances from second to third after tagging up on a flyout by Paul Konerko as Rays third baseman Sean Rodriguez takes the throw. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sox manager Ozzie Guillen congratulates starting pitcher Edwin Jackson at the end of Thursday's home opener at U.S. Cellular Field.

      Sox manager Ozzie Guillen congratulates starting pitcher Edwin Jackson at the end of Thursday's home opener at U.S. Cellular Field. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sox great Minnie Minoso signs autographs before the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Sox great Minnie Minoso signs autographs before the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Catcher A.J. Pierzynski congratulates relief pitcher Sergio Santos at the end of the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday.

    Catcher A.J. Pierzynski congratulates relief pitcher Sergio Santos at the end of the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Guillen greets Brent Lillibridge at the dugout steps after he scored in the eighth inning.

    Guillen greets Brent Lillibridge at the dugout steps after he scored in the eighth inning. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson walks off the field after the seventh inning.

    Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson walks off the field after the seventh inning. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski hands the ball back to pitcher Edwin Jackson during the eighth inning.

    White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski hands the ball back to pitcher Edwin Jackson during the eighth inning. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during Thursday's home opener at U.S. Cellular Field.

      Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during Thursday's home opener at U.S. Cellular Field. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Mayor-elect Rham Emanuel signs autographs before the Sox home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday.

    Mayor-elect Rham Emanuel signs autographs before the Sox home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Adam Dunn is introduced during the Sox home opener.

    Adam Dunn is introduced during the Sox home opener. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago Mayor Richard Daley greets fans before the White Sox home opener.

    Chicago Mayor Richard Daley greets fans before the White Sox home opener. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski talks with starting pitcher Edwin Jackson in the dugout during Thursday's game.

    Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski talks with starting pitcher Edwin Jackson in the dugout during Thursday's game. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel laugh together before the Sox home opener at U.S. Cellular Field.

      Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel laugh together before the Sox home opener at U.S. Cellular Field. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday.

    Sox pitcher Edwin Jackson throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The 2005 World Series Trophy is displayed in the reception area at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday.

      The 2005 World Series Trophy is displayed in the reception area at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Johnny Damon of the Rays walks of the field after striking out a second time Thursday.

    Johnny Damon of the Rays walks of the field after striking out a second time Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Tailgaters Lauren Tholl of Tinley Park and Edgar Rodriguez of Chicago play baggo prior to the White Sox home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday.

      Tailgaters Lauren Tholl of Tinley Park and Edgar Rodriguez of Chicago play baggo prior to the White Sox home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A young Sox fan cheers during the seventh-inning stretch.

    A young Sox fan cheers during the seventh-inning stretch. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Butch Filip of Algonquin grills for his buddies as they tailgate outside U.S. Cellular Field before the White Sox home opener.

      Butch Filip of Algonquin grills for his buddies as they tailgate outside U.S. Cellular Field before the White Sox home opener. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sox great Minnie Minoso throws out the ceremonial first pitch to manager Ozzie Guillen during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday.

    Sox great Minnie Minoso throws out the ceremonial first pitch to manager Ozzie Guillen during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago White Sox Assistant Hitting Coach Mike Gellinger holds a tool used for hitting drills while talking to a member of the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. He is a graduate of Fremd High School in Palatine.

      Chicago White Sox Assistant Hitting Coach Mike Gellinger holds a tool used for hitting drills while talking to a member of the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field Thursday. He is a graduate of Fremd High School in Palatine. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
Posted4/7/2011 6:00 PM