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Reinsdorf issues statement on Guillen

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Reinsdorf issues statement on Guillen

Following Jake Peavy's comments earlier in the month and Ozzie Guillen's cryptic twitter threats over the weekend, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf cleared the air on Guillen's departure in a statement released by the team Monday.

Regarding Ozzie Guillens departure as White Sox manager last September, I want to make it clear that he left with our organizations blessing and at my urging," Reinsdorf explained in the statement. "Ozzie told me he wanted to finish out the year, the Marlins really wanted him in Miami for the conclusion of the season, and I told him that he had no choice but to go given the excitement surrounding the opening of their new stadium and the unveiling of their new uniforms. Ozzie needed to be in Miami at the end of the season for the Marlins.We will always be grateful for the 21 seasons Ozzie spent in a White Sox uniform as a player and coach, especially his role in helping us win the 2005 World Series championship. We wish him nothing but the best.Update: Guillen tweeted this out following up Reinsdorf's statement: embedly_twitter_90651610background:url(http:a0.twimg.comimagesthemestheme15bg.png) 022330; padding:20px; embedly_twitter_90651610 pbackground:fff;padding:10px 12px 0px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:000;font-size:18px;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px embedly_twitter_90651610 .embedly_tweet_contentbackground:fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px embedly_twitter_90651610 p span.metadatadisplay:block;width:100;clear:both;margin-top:0px;height:40px; padding-bottom: 12px; embedly_twitter_90651610 p span.metadata span.authorline-height:15px;color:999;font-size:14px embedly_twitter_90651610 p span.metadata span.author aline-height:15px;font-size:20px;vertical-align:middle embedly_twitter_90651610 p span.metadata span.author imgfloat:left;margin:0 10px 0 0px;width:48px;height:48px embedly_twitter_90651610 p a color: 0084B4; text-decoration:none; embedly_twitter_90651610 p a:hovertext-decoration:underline embedly_twitter_90651610 .embedly_timestampfont-size:13px;display:inline-block;margin-top: 5px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .components-above span.embedly_timestampfont-size:10px;margin-top: 1px;line-height:12px embedly_twitter_90651610 a color: 0084B4; text-decoration:none; embedly_twitter_90651610 a:hovertext-decoration:underline embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-screen-name font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-full-name padding-left: 4px; color: 999; font-size: 12px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-actionsmargin-left: 10px;font-size:13px;display:inline-block;width:250px embedly_twitter_90651610 .components-above span.tweet-actionsfont-size:10px embedly_twitter_90651610 .controlsline-height:12px!important embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-actions a margin-left:5px embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-actions a bfont-weight:normal embedly_twitter_90651610 .components-above span.tweet-actions a bvertical-align:baseline;line-height:12px embedly_twitter_90651610 .components-above .tweet-textfont-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-image float: left; width: 40px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-user-block-image float: left; width: 48px; height: 48px embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-row margin-left: 40px; margin-top: 3px;line-height: 17px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-user-block margin-left: -40px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .stream-item padding-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 12px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .simple-tweet-image img margin-top: 4px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .simple-tweet-content margin: 0 0 13px 0px; font-size: 14px; min-height:48px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .in-reply-to-border border-color: EBEBEB; border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0 0; embedly_twitter_90651610 .in-reply-to-text margin-left: 4px; padding-left: 8px; padding-right: 10px; color: 999; font-size: 12px; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-actions i background: transparent url(http:a2.twimg.coma1306889658phoeniximgsprite-icons.png) no-repeat;width:15px;height:15px;margin:0 4px -3px 3px;outline: none; text-indent:-99999px;vertical-align:baseline;display:inline-block;position:relative; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-actions a.retweet-action i background-position:-192px 0; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-actions a.reply-action i background-position:0 0; embedly_twitter_90651610 .tweet-actions a.favorite-action i background-position:-32px 0; @OzzieGuillen
Ozzie GuillenMy respect my friendship to jerry he is allway be a great man I don't care what people say
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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.