Chuck Swirsky is getting a whiff of new scenery by calling White Sox games while filling in for Hawk Harrelson, who's out due to a procedure.
It's the first time Swirsky, the Bulls radio play-by-play announcer, has called any type of baseball game. Despite the challenge, he's having a blast through the first few games of an 11-game road trip. Swirsky owes his smooth transition to Steve Stone.
"I'd be a fool to not tap into the resources of a man who, not only won a Cy Young award, but he's been in this game from Day 1," he said. ". ...I have the utmost respect for him."
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While Swirsky was on the road, Tom Thibodeau had been relieved from his Bulls head coaching duties. Swirsky went on Kap and Haugh on Friday to share his thoughts.
See what Swirsky had to say about being with the White Sox in the video above, and listen to his thoughts on Tom Thibodeau below.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:
The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.