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White Sox 2018 schedule features early, late meetings with Cubs

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White Sox 2018 schedule features early, late meetings with Cubs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The White Sox will be right back at Kauffman Stadium to open the 2018 season.

The club’s 2018 schedule was released on Tuesday morning. The White Sox open the season with a seven-day, six-game road trip to Kansas City and Toronto. They will open on March 29 against the Royals.

The team’s home opener is April 5 against the Detroit Tigers.

The White Sox and Cubs square off twice for a total of six games. Both series are on weekends with the Cubs hosting May 11-13 and the White Sox at home from September 21-23.

Whereas the White Sox had five different three-city road trips in 2017, they will only have two such trips next season. They travel to Texas, Cincinnati and Houston from June 29-July 8. There’s also a Kansas City-Baltimore-Cleveland trip from September 10-20.

The White Sox play 14 of 17 games at home from June 11-28. The club’s longest homestand is a 10-game stretch against Boston, Detroit and the Los Angeles Angels from August 30-September 9.

The White Sox end the 2018 season on the road with a three-game series at Minnesota from September 28-30.

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.