KANSAS CITY -- A.J. Pierzynski is one of the few White Sox players whowas around the last time the team won a series at Kauffman Stadium.Chris Sale sealed the teams first series victory in Kansas City sinceMay 29-31, 2009 as he scattered 10 hits over eight innings in a 2-1 win overthe Royals on Sunday.Pierzynski, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, John Danks, GavinFloyd and Matt Thornton are the only players left from the White Sox previousseries win here, a three-game sweep that improved the clubs record to 24-25.We were talking about that,Pierzynski said. We were like, Man, that seems like a long time. But whenyou thought about it, and I saw the ninth inning videos of them walking us off,it seemed right. It was a big win after the All-Star break and last nightsgame went, it was a big win today. It was a good win, a good team-win. It was abattle to the end, and they didnt go away.Addison Reed can attest. He took over for Sale in theninth inning and quickly recorded the first two outs. Salvador Perez thensingled and pinch-runner Jason Bourgeois stole second to move into scoringposition. Infielder Chris Getz, who was in a White Sox uniform during the May2009 sweep, then hit a slow grounder to shortstop and was nearly safe beforeRamirez threw him out.Reed bounced back after heallowed a run in the 12 th inning of Fridays marathon 9-8 victory to recordhis 14th save in 16 tries.They were all tight games,Reed said. A lot of back and forth, ties and everything. We just never gave upand did what we know how to do and came out with two wins.
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.