By Jim Owczarski
MLB commissioner Bud Selig was in Chicago to present White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf an award during Friday's opening ceremonies at SoxFest, but he also took time to comment on the 2012 playoff structure.
Selig said baseball will add a one game wildcard playoff this season. During the State of the Game forum with fans at SoxFest, he said everyone involved in the decision making process -- including managers -- wanted it to be one game, rather than a three-game series.
While I agree with Yogi Berra that it aint over til its over, I really believe well have the wild card for 2012, this year, Selig said. Clubs really want it. I dont think Ive ever seen an issue that the clubs want more than to have the extra wild card, this year.
Were working on dates right now. That will all take place. It looks to me like well have it because Ive told everybody that we have it. Itll be exciting (a) one-game playoff and start the playoffs out on a very exciting manner.
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.
To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.
We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.
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