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White Sox 'Mullet Parade' Just Happens To Coincide With NW Indiana Day

By Jim Bochnowski in News on May 13, 2015 8:25PM

As a native of Northwest Indiana and a White Sox fan, I feel extremely conflicted.

On June 19, as one of the numerous theme days the Sox host to get people into U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox are hosting a discount night for residents of Northwest Indiana (or for those who lie about living in Northwest Indiana). You can get anywhere from $15 to $5 off a ticket, depending on what seating area you choose.

But at the same time, there's another event happening during the same game. According to the White Sox website, "In addition to specially-priced tickets, we would like to invite you to participate in the Great Clips Mullet Night Parade. Parade passes will automatically be added to your order for the first 1800 tickets purchased."

A mullet wig is included with the Mullet Night Parade passes, which cost an addition $5 over the regular ticket price. And the Sox are selling extra wigs for $10 a piece.

I can't help but feel a little insulted. I'm sure this is all a happy coincidence, or at least I hope it is. [Editor's Note: As a born and raised Hoosier, I hope it's totally on purpose. Oh, the shade. -Lisa] The White Sox are probably above succumbing to easy stereotypes about Hoosiers. And Northwest Indiana produced Michael Jackson, after all. That makes us better than the rest of the state, right? [Editor's Note: Nope. Still Indiana. -Lisa]

But at least the whole thing is for a good cause. The event is a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. Since the event is sponsored by Great Clips, there will be three stations where you can get a haircut for a $10 charitable donation, and I'm sure they'll be more than happy to give you a mullet. The parade pass allows you to participate in a parade around the field prior to the game, alongside everyone else participating in the event. Here's a video of last year's parade.

Great Clips/Chicago White Sox Mullet Night 2014 from Penalty Box Productions on Vimeo.

And there's going to be a fireworks show after the game, so at least I'll be distracted after three hours of stewing about this perceived insult.