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Adam Eaton has the only 1976 White Sox throwback jersey Chris Sale didn't destroy

Adam Eaton has the only 1976 White Sox throwback jersey Chris Sale didn't destroy

Former White Sox pitcher Chris Sale made plenty of headlines in 2016. Most were good, as the ace went 17-10 with a 3.34 ERA.

But when he reportedly tore through the White Sox clubhouse with a pair of scissors, cutting up and ruining the 1976 throwback jerseys the team was supposed to wear during his scheduled start, it became a national story.

But there was more to the story, which former White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton shared on Monday during his time on CSN's White Sox Talk podcast.

"I think there was quite an audience," Eaton told Chuck Garfien. "And it was comical. I love Chris to death, and the beauty of Chris is that anything Chris does, he does full-bore. May it be working hard at baseball, may it be a bullpen, may it be a game.

"He had a feeling and he had a belief that in order for him to win the ballgame that day, he had to  have a certain uniform on. And the team didn't agree with him, and that's what happened.

Eaton, who was traded to the Nationals in exchange for three pitching prospects last week, said he wasn't going to take sides when the incident happened, and wouldn't know. But he did confirm the reports that just about every jersey was destroyed. Expect, of course, for his.

"I think I may have the only one that didn't get cut up. I secretly yanked mine down when he wasn't looking, and as of right now I think - besides the coaches; the coaches are one thing - but I want to know for sure that I'm the only player that didn't get his cut up."

Eaton said the jersey is authenticated and he currently has it in a box in his basement. He's hoping that, even though the Nats and Red Sox don't play each other, he can make his way to Boston to get the jersey signed by Sale as another addition to his man cave.

Hear what else Eaton had to say about his own trade, the White Sox rebuild, and much more on the White Sox Talk podcast right here.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Don Cooper with the inside scoop on Kopech, Rodon and a dozen other pitchers

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Don Cooper with the inside scoop on Kopech, Rodon and a dozen other pitchers

With some of baseball's top pitching talent in the White Sox system, who better to talk about them than longtime White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper? Coop gives us the goods on Michael Kopech, Alec Hansen, Reynaldo Lopez, Dylan Cease, Joakim Soria and many others. He reveals the adjustment Lucas Giolito made last season that changed everything for the young right-hander, the one White Sox pitcher he thinks will make a big jump in 2018, and explains why he thinks the White Sox could surprise people in 2018.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Meet the Prospects: Thyago Vieira

Meet the Prospects: Thyago Vieira

The White Sox rebuild is in full swing. While it might still be a year or two before the big league team is expected to start competing for championships, the minor leagues are stocked with highly touted talent fans will be eagerly following in 2018. With that in mind, it's time to Meet the Prospects and get to know the future of the South Side.

Thyago Vieira

Vieira, the 24-year-old right-handed hurler, has just one inning of big league ball under his belt.

A native of Brazil, Vieira made his major league debut last season for the Seattle Mariners, pitching one scorless inning — and striking out one batter — in an Aug. 14 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He's since joined the White Sox rebuild, acquired in a November trade that sent international bonus slot money back to the Pacific Northwest.

In the minors last season, Vieira split time between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma, combining for a 4.00 ERA in 54 innings of 41 appearances. He struck out 46 hitters and walked 22. In previous minor league seasons, he showed a good ability to strike out opposing hitters, posting a 10.8 K/9 with Class A Bakersfield in 2016.

As of their most recent rankings, MLB Pipeline had Vieira rated as the No. 20 prospect in the White Sox organization.

Get to know Vieira in the video above.