Last Tuesday night, White Sox first-base coach Dave Nelson made an unusual declaration of love. With the connivance of technicians who work the White Sox' message board and Diamond Vision screen, he proposed to Kathy Gutknecht before the bottom of the fifth inning of a 6-1 loss to the Angels.
As Nelson trotted to the coaching box KATHY, WILL YOU MARRY ME? flashed On the message board. At the same time the Diamond Vision camera focused on the object of Nelson's affections. She was easy to find because Nelson had got her a front-row box seat on the first-base side. He then trotted over to the stands and gave her an engagement ring, which she accepted. Then Nelson kissed his future bride and the game resumed.
Afterward the White Sox Kangaroo Court went into session. Justice was swift, justice was merciless. Nelson was fined $10 for kissing during a game.