The Red Sox marketing department didn't waste any time promoting the return of Kevin Youkilis, who was dealt to the White Sox Sunday after receiving a rousing ovation from the crowd at Fenway Park after being lifted for a pinch-runner. The Red Sox have already put out an advertisement pumping their July 16-19 series against the White Sox in Boston as the return of Youkilis, who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the club.
White Sox fans hoping to celebrate the return of Brent Lillibridge will have to wait until the playoffs or 2013, as the Red Sox are not scheduled to come to U.S. Cellular Field again in 2012.
Boston took three of four from the White Sox in Chicago in late April, with Youkilis belting a grand slam off Philip Humber in the Sox starter's first outing since throwing a perfect game. Youkilis played in Boston's three wins, his final three games before hitting the disabled list for nearly a month with a lower back issue.
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.
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.