Someone in a Pennant Race is worrying bout a “Halo”

Via ESPNChicago:

On the eve of what can be described as a do-or-die series against the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox second baseman Brent Lillibridge was so excited he sounded like a kid in a candy store.

Or a video game geek in line for the latest version of “Halo.”

“Most important night of the year Halo coming out at 12 tonight and yes I’m in a line to get it… Jokes please,” Lillibridge tweeted at approximately 11 p.m. (CT) Monday.

Lillibridge, 26, even tweeted a picture of the line he was standing in, but his enthusiasm was not shared by teammate Mark Teahen (Right).

“Brent, get to bed. Take Gavin, Thornton & Putz with you. Halo will survive the night without you,” Teahen tweeted, referring to pitchers Gavin Floyd, Matt Thornton and J.J. Putz.

The White Sox host the Twins on Tuesday night and are six games behind in the American League Central. Lillibridge (Below), a backup who’s had just one at-bat in the past three games, wanted to make sure Teahen knew he would be well-rested for the game, but he has passions other than baseball.

“I promise I’ll be in bed early 2nite Noone wants to win more than I do. As much as I luv playing bball I have a lot of nerd in me,” Lillibridge tweeted.

…I love to read and hear stories like this. A player in the heat of a playoff race is addicted to the new Halo game and wastes his time in line to get and play the game then rest. I am really curious to see how he does in the biggest series of his life. I am actually amused that he calls him playing video games the “nerd” in him. If I were him, I would have hit the sack and then worried about playing this game later. No time to fool around, the playoffs are just round the corner. Let’s see if Chi-town can play in the playoffs or play Halo throughout the whole winter… 

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