Previously pushed back, Chris Sale has had his next startmoved up a day, the White Sox announced on Friday.Sale will now pitch on Monday against the Kansas CityRoyals, manager Robin Ventura said. The left-hander had previously been assignedTuesdays start against the Royals with Jake Peavy going on regular rest onMonday. But Ventura will afford Peavy, who threw 114 pitches over eightinnings, an extra day of rest.Sale, who said he is battling dead-arm symptoms after hislast start in Texas on July 27, will now pitch on nine days of rest instead of10.The White Sox currently are using a six-man rotation andhave flexibility to shuffle the order when they see fit.It gives us flexibility, Ventura said. For right now thisis what it is. I dont know how its going to go but youve got to seehealth-wise how everybody is.
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.