Hours before playing in the World Baseball Classic championship game in San Francisco, White Sox right fielder Alex Rios made a surprise appearance at a Subway restaurant in town. Not for the purpose of grabbing a foot-long with a bag of chips to go, but to make sandwiches for customers.
Wearing his Puerto Rico baseball jersey, Rios teamed with Jared the Subway Guy and "The Official Training Restaurant of the World Baseball Classic" to give back to baseball fans and SUBWAY customers, surprising them with free sandwiches and even getting behind the counter to throw together some $3 six-inch selects of their own.
A few hours later, Rios and team Puerto Rico fell to the Dominican Republic 3-0 in the title game. Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run double in the first inning, and Erick Aybar added an RBI double to back winning pitcher Samuel Deduno.
Rios was 0-for-2 with two walks in the game. Alejandro De Aza of the White Sox was 1-for-3 with a run scored for the victorious Dominicans.