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Oney Guillen excited dad to coach Big Z

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Oney Guillen excited dad to coach Big Z

Oney Guillen has put the chances Carlos Zambrano succeeds with the Marlins at 100 percent. Why's he that confident in his prediction? Because he thinks his dad can control the embattled former Cubs pitcher.

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Oney GuillenI bet 100 percent that zambrano doesn't explode like he did with Lou P. Or Quade
Jan 05 via Twitter for BlackBerryFavoriteRetweetReply
This is hardly a bold assertion -- it's been long-speculated that the only man in baseball who could truly keep Zambrano in line is Ozzie Guillen. That's why Zambrano was linked to the White Sox in previous years, with some going so far as to suggest the Cubs and Sox swap Zambrano for Jake Peavy (in short: that'd never happen).

But this next tweet from Oney, though, is a bit massaged:

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Oney GuillenHis manager now is Ozzie Guillen. Different animal. He can control ANYBODY
Jan 05 via Twitter for BlackBerryFavoriteRetweetReply
Anybody? I guess we're just glossing over the whole Nick Swisher debacle, then. Or Brandon McCarthy and Brian Anderson, two guys Ozzie reportedly didn't care for. When Ozzie doesn't like a player, generally, that player gets shipped out of town.

Also, even without a blowup, Zambrano's skillset has been in decline for the past few years, and if his fastball continues to lose velocity he'll struggle regardless of how good an attitude he has.

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.