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Myers excited to play for a winner in White Sox

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Myers excited to play for a winner in White Sox

DETROIT -- A long night of travel might have made Brett Myers a little weary, but the White Sox new pitcher said hes energized by his new team.
Myers joined the White Sox on Sunday less than 24 hours after he was acquired along with cash from the Houston Astros for a pair of minor-league pitchers.
The veteran, who will pitch in a setup role in the White Sox bullpen, said he had an idea the Astros wanted to trade him and is happy where he landed.
I didnt know what their plans were, if they could move me or not, Myers said. I was excited when I got the call. A little flustered at first because everything was going so fast, but thats normal with getting traded. It all worked out, I made it here and Im happy to be here.
Myers recorded saves in 19 of 21 opportunities for Houston. But he said he doesnt mind where he pitches with the White Sox, who entered Sunday with 16 more victories than the Astros.
On Saturday, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Addison Reed will remain the teams closer despite blowing two saves on the teams 10-game road trip to start the second half.
Its huge to come to a winning team, thats what you play for, to win games, Myers said. Whenever they call my number, Ill be ready. It doesnt matter. Thats what Im here for.
White Sox general manager Kenny Williams hopes Myers, who has 40 career saves, will have a positive impact on his teams rookie closer. Reed said hes happy to have another veteran around to share insight.
I think it will be good for us, Reed said. Any time we can add a veteran arm and the guy has been around and been successful, it can do nothing but help us.

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.