CHICAGO — Bo knows first pitches.
He's tossed out at least two at U.S. Cellular Field in his post-White Sox career, including Game 2 of the 2005 World Series.
Now, the team has announced Bo Jackson will once again toss out the first pitch, this time before the Sox home opener against the Kansas City Royals. The game is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. Monday and will be televised on Comcast SportsNet and broadcast on WSCR-AM 670 and 97.5FM ESPN Deportes.
A limited number of standing-room only tickets are available for the Opening Day game, the team announced Tuesday.
The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, haven't released the name of their choice for first pitch at the home opener, scheduled for April 8.
Jackson’s short career in Chicago — he played from 1991 to 1993 — began with a home run during his first at-bat following hip replacement surgery. The baseball-football superstar recently was named the “Greatest Athlete of All Time” by ESPN’s Sports Science.
Singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" before the game will be the men of the Ponce family, "Chicago Tonight" host Phil Ponce and his sons, TV reporters Anthony and Dan Ponce.
Monday's opening day will be the kickoff of a seasonlong celebration of the 1983 "Winning Ugly" ballclub, complete with retro uniforms, mascot races and the anticipated debut of the Winning Ugly Grand Slam sandwich, an Italian beef-sausage-and pork chop concoction topped with bacon and covered with giardiniera, sautéed onions and peppers.