# Tuesday, 28 July 2009
During my recent trip to Chicago, I finally got the chance to stop by Grandstand Sports.  For those that don't know, Grandstand Sports is the sports merchandise store down the street from U.S. Cellular Field.  It sells mostly White Sox stuff, but they do also have some Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks stuff as well.

I've always wanted to visit, and finally got the chance.  The store was heaven!  They had everything you could possibly want as a Sox fan.  Every hat, jacket, jersey, and novelty item you could imagine.  The only drawback was that 99% of the merchandise sells for the full retail price.  So as wonderful as the store was, I didn't purchase nearly as many items as I would have liked to.

What I did pick up was a fitted New Era hat with the "World Series Champions 2005" logo on the side, a deck of playing cards featuring White Sox legends, and an autographed Bill Melton bobblehead doll.  Here is a picture of the doll:

If you are a Sox fan, you have to visit Grandstand Sports at least once.  They also have a website, www.grandstandsox.com.