Glad to see the Chicago White Sox keeping the tradition alive, as the team announced Lori Moreland will succeed Nancy Faust as the U.S. Cellular Field organist for the 2011 season — extending that human touch at the ballpark.
“Over the past decade, the in-game experience has evolved with the use of digital scoreboards, video boards, at-bat music, etc.,” said White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing Brooks Boyer. “But we have worked hard over the years at retaining and incorporating the traditional elements of a baseball game, organ music in particular, at U.S. Cellular Field. Nancy was a legendary organist, and she did a tremendous job of being a part of the new, evolving ballpark experience. Now, we feel Lori is the perfect fit to carry on that mission.”
Moreland says she’s a lifelong White Sox fan who respects and understands the place of the organist in baseball tradition.
“It is a dream come true,” Moreland said. “Being the White Sox organist, specifically stepping into the shoes of a great musician and a wonderful woman, I simply hope to maintain the many great traditions Nancy started, and create some of my own for White Sox fans to enjoy at the ballpark.”
Her first day as White Sox organist will be the team’s home opener on Thursday, April 7 at 1:10 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay.
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