Tuesday, September 29th
Officially, there's only one general manager of the Chicago White Sox. But unofficially, there are thousands.
Yes, everyone has an opinion about what moves Kenny Williams should make. I hear them all the time.
Like today, my friend Mike gave me his grand plan to fix the Sox. His idea? Shake up the locker room by bringing back all of the bad seedsclownstroublemakers from seasons past (Carl Everett, Orlando Cabrera, Carlos Lee, Nick Swisher, Scott Eyre, Willie Harris, etc.), trade for Manny Ramirez and Carlos Zambrano, bring back Terry Bevington as bench coach (that was my idea), mix them all together with A.J. Pierzynski, and youll have the Oakland Raiders circa 1972.
Mike was joking. I think.
So let's pretend Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf calls you on the phone today, and gives you the keys to the kingdom for about 15 seconds.
What would you do? Who would you sign? Who would you trade?
Post your comments below. Be smart, be creative, be daring. Maybe Kenny will read them. Maybe not. The forum is yours.
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.