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Tuesday, July 5

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The LA Times looks at the status of the organist in the major league baseball experience and doesn't see much time left for a custom that started in 1940s Chicago. While Wrigley Field remains dedicated to traditional trappings, the White Sox' organist Nancy Faust doesn't expect to be replaced when she retires. That said, Faust, profiled in depth by the Chicago Maroon in 2003, does still get her moments to shine: one of the Sox' game-day promotions this month (the 22nd) is "Nothing but Nancy." Of course, not to put too fine a point on the future of the ballpark organ, the day is also the one marketed to seniors.

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