What’s up, everyone!? I’m just about ready to leave the sunshine of Venezuela and head back to the cold and snow of Chicago. Next weekend, I will be in town for SoxFest and also have a special event planned that I am sure some of you have heard about — my Celebrity Roast. 670 The Score has decided to put together a Celebrity Roast of me, and from what I have heard, I better make sure I am ready for this! I am very grateful that partial proceeds for the event are going to the Ozzie Guillen Foundation, and they told me the event sold out in less than four days. I want to thank everyone for their support! Now, if you have been paying attention to my Twitter or Facebook, you know I still have a couple of tickets left to give away for the Roast. I think we came up with a pretty good idea to make you earn them…
But, first, your questions…
Q: What can I do to make a donation to the Ozzie Guillen Foundation?
A: As we speak, the Foundation is being brought over to the States. I will keep you guys posted as to how to help out as soon as I can.
Q: Do you prefer using the hit-and-run early or late in games; are there certain counts you like using it more than others?
A: To be honest, it really depends on who is hitting and a bunch of other factors. Generally speaking, the game will dictate when and where I use it.
Q: Do you think Brent Morel will have a long future with the Sox considering how well he played at the end of last year?
A: The first time I saw Brent Morel was in Kannapolis, N.C.; he was roommates with my son, Oney. Oney told me how good this kid was, and when I first saw him, I thought, “Wow, this kid has good hands.” He really reminded me of Joe Crede with less power.
Q: Because of your Roast, will you be at SoxFest on Friday, Jan. 21?
A: I will be at SoxFest on Friday. The Roast is a little later, so I will be at both.
Q: If you had the option to Roast anyone, who would it be?
A: I am not sure who I would Roast — maybe a lot of people! (haha) I would just hope people would be able to understand me.
OK, now, back to what everyone wants to know. I have two pairs of tickets to give away, and there are only two rules: You have to be at least 21 years old, and you must be able to make it to the event in Elk Grove, Ill., on Jan. 21.
Here’s how you win…
I want you, in exactly 13 words, to tell me why you deserve the tickets to my Roast. Don’t be shy, either. I want something creative, and remember, anything goes! You can submit your answer to this e-mail: info@TripleCrownMktg.com. I will personally select the two that I think earned their spot at my Roast.
Submissions will be accepted now through Monday, Jan. 17. Good luck!