October 24, 2005
There was big money on display at Game One, including people sipping sparkling wine in front-row seats and decadent dessert trays being wheeled into the luxury suites. And there were celebrities, including Liz Phair, who sang “God Bless America” during the 7th-inning stretch, and Steve Perry, the former frontman for the rock group Journey, whose “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” tune became a rallying cry in the Sox clubhouse.
“I’m beyond honored,” Perry said from his front-row seat behind home plate as the song played over the P.A. “I can’t even put it into words.” — Chicago Sun-Times
How great a baseball fan is Steve Perry? Let me tell you. As most of you know, we have been trying to find Steve since clinching the ALCS in Anaheim. It seems several guys, Joe Crede, Aaron Rowand and A.J. Pierzynski among them, have taken Perry’s “Don’t Stop Believin”" as the team’s theme song. After we clinched, AJ grabbed me and said, “Do whatever you can to get Steve Perry here for the World Series.”
Well, Steve found out about our search and called me the other day. A huge baseball fan, he follows the SF Giants (and now the White Sox), Perry was touched by our team’s reaction to his song.
He and a friend hopped on an airplane yesterday and flew in for the game. We snuck him into a room behind our clubhouse and surprised Joe, Aaron and AJ. They loved meeting Steve and everyone posed for photos. — White Sox Blog
The White Sox’s theme song is Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ”. Former lead singer Steve Perry stopped by the clubhouse to wish the guys luck. The team’s interest in his music began when Joe Crede, while with teammates in a Baltimore bar featuring a lounge act, repeatedly requested Journey tunes. — San Francisco Chronicle
Their soundtrack features a classic rock band, Journey, and the factory rat jukebox staple, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Yes, that was former Journey vocalist Steve Perry sitting in the front row. (And, no, he wasn’t born in South Detroit. Unlike Chicago, Motown doesn’t really have a South Side.) — Fox Sports
For all of the success Journey had over the years, Steve Perry probably never has been more loved in Chicago than he is right now. — Chicago White Sox
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