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Alternative White Sox promotional giveaways

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Alternative White Sox promotional giveaways

The White Sox unveiled their promotional giveaway schedule for the 2012 season, complete with a mix of items for adults and kids, along with ones that are actually practical. The schedule:

White Sox knit bomber hats (April 14)
Mother's Day totes (May 13)
Robin Ventura bobbleheads (May 26)
Southpaw mini plus pals (June 3)
Commemorative 2005 World Series canvases (June 9)
Kids XL 1972 replica jerseys (June 24)
Kids chest protector backpacks (Aug. 5)
White Sox camouflage hats (Aug. 11)

Those are a good start. Got any other promotional ideas for the Sox? Post 'em in the comments. I'll get started:

Alexei Ramirez replica Gold Glove award: He'll receive one, too, because Gold Glove voting is stupid and he should've won the award at least once already. He'll celebrate the day by making three spectacular plays ranging to his right and still miss that night's top 10 plays in favor of that one popup Derek Jeter caught.

Paul Konerko No. 14 crown: Fit for The King.

Dayan Viciedo toy tank: Can actually shoot laser beams, so probably not meant for kids. But that doesn't mean they can't have fun with it!

Jawin' Johnny Danks hand puppets: Sponsored by Jim at South Side Sox, of course.

Ol' Yaz bobblehead: This one was Hawk's idea.

Post your ideas in the comments or tweet them at us @WhiteSoxTalkCSN!

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.