This off-season, the Chicago White Sox got to work on a $7.3 million renovation of three videoboards at U.S. Cellular Field. One of the projects was increasing the size of the main scoreboard in centerfield from a paltry 1,484 square feet to 8,000 square feet.
Before the White Sox had a chance to play a second game in front of their new toy, a Cleveland Indians player may have upped the project's total cost.
— Lauren Comitor (@laurencomitor) April 9, 2016
Ahead of Chicago's afternoon match-up against the Indians on Saturday, a Tribe player (who is almost certainly relief pitcher Trevor Bauer) crashed a drone into their new scoreboard, leaving a crack in the left corner of the screen. The damage is visible from as far as a few hundred feet away. Though we can't say for sure it was Bauer, the Indians pitcher is well known for his adoration of drones. One of his recent Tweets links to footage of a drone video he shot while the Indians were in Arizona for spring training.
Then again, maybe it was Tribe manager Terry Francona testing new technology without Bauer's knowledge. The world may never know.
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