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Chicago White Sox “Bark At The Park” Breaks Guinness World Record

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Just one game after the Chicago White Sox became only the 20th team to score a run in every inning batted they have broken a record. The White Sox were celebrating their annual “Bark at the Park” night at U.S Cellular Field. Fans were allowed to bring their dogs to the game and were counted at the end of the 2nd inning.

The White Sox were required to have at least 1,000 dogs in their outfield seats for 10 minutes in order to break the Guinness world record. The South Side fans really stepped up last night as the Sox destroyed the record with 1,122 dogs present.

White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton commented on how he felt about “Bark at the Park” night:

“[The dogs] were a little noisy but it’s kind of fun,” outfielder Adam Eaton told the Chicago Tribune. “It brings a different atmosphere to the ballpark. I think that’s one of the beauties of The Cell, really nothing is off limits.” 

In the end the White Sox took home the certificate for most dogs attending a sporting event as well as the win. The White Sox went on to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-1 due to a 7 run sixth inning.

White Sox second baseman Tyler Saladino’s husky, Luna, was also in attendance last night.  Tyler also made comments about the game and his husky Luna:

“It was just funny hearing them yelling, like they didn’t know what was going on,” Saladino said. “They were just yelling back and forth at each other. That was a fun game though.”

“She doesn’t get too loud,” Saladino said. “She knows not to bark, so that probably wasn’t her out there. … But she knows something’s going on because she was getting treats yesterday on the field, treats today on the field. She’s loving life right now.”