Sox compete with soldiers in video game challenge

August 16, 2011 3:21:48 PM PDT
Some members of the White Sox spent time off the field Tuesday playing a very different game.

The Sox competed against soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan on video games.

The competition was fierce. The interactive games allowed the players and troops to talk with each other while they played, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to allow real life heroes to play against pro athletes.

It was hard to tell who had more fun.

"The troops, for all they do for us, for us to spend an hour or two and just be able to talk to them and hang out with them, give them a good feeling, is special," said White Sox catcher AJ Pierzynski.

This is the first of four community outreach events the Sox are hosting during this year's Chicago White Sox Charities Week.

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