The Chicago White Sox may not be playing into November, but Lucas Giolito will be in the building for Game 6 of the World Series.
According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, the White Sox hurler will be at Minute Maid Park Tuesday night to support his former high school teammate, Max Fried, who will start the potential title-clinching game for the Atlanta Braves.
“I’m definitely a little jealous,” Giolito said in anticipation of watching Fried on baseball’s biggest stage. “But at the same time, I’m super pumped.”
Giolito’s mix of emotions comes as no surprise. He and the White Sox endured first-round exits from the playoffs the past two seasons, so he’s understandably longing to pitch in the World Series. But seeing one of his closest friends get the opportunity is cause for excitement.
The White Sox right-hander will have some company in stands to share that enthusiasm with as well. Fellow Harvard-Westlake High School teammate and current St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty will be sitting right beside him.
Giolito, Flaherty, and Fried comprised a lethal three-headed pitching monster for Harvard-Westlake in 2012 before moving on to the big leagues. But tonight, the former two will be among the latter’s most passionate supporters as he looks to reel in baseball glory.
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