U.S. Cellular Field is 325 miles away from the small northern Kentucky farming community where White Sox pitcher Nate Jones was raised.

Most folks’ sports allegiances can be seen in their Kentucky Wildcats basketball jerseys and Cincinnati Reds hats.

But a new fashion trend has developed in Pendleton County, Ky.

The towns of Falmouth, Ky. and Butler, Ky. are littered in black and white.

The two communities have long pledged their support for Jones in his five minor league seasons. But the outpouring is so strong after Jones’ completed his first full season in the majors that his close friend Brent Yelton can’t go far without seeing the South Side represented.

“It is kind of becoming White Sox nation,” Yelton said. “Everywhere I look, there’s a White Sox hat or T-shirt. It’s pretty cool...Everybody in our town is so supportive.”

There was plenty for Jones’ supporters to revel in last season.

The right-hander made the club out of camp last spring and stuck the entire way, earning the trust of the coaching staff along the way. He went 8-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 65 games and began to pitch in more and more high-leverage situations as the season progressed.