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White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Jerry Reinsdorf, Stan Mikita and Ron Kittle paid their last respects to Moose Skowron:

Paul Konerko was awarded AL Player of the Week honors after hitting three home runs -- including career homer No. 400 -- last week.

With Houston moving to the American League next year, the Cubs and White Sox may only play three times a season in most years. I, for one, think that's a good thing.

Steve Stone joined Chicago Tribune Live to talk Jake Peavy and Adam Dunn:

And Tony Andracki thinks I'm nuts for ranking the Cubs No. 28 in our latest power rankings. I have the Sox at No. 16, while he has them at 15.

Larry takes some time to appreciate Paul Konerko while James wraps up the final week in April.

Around the division: Justin Morneau can't catch a break, Delmon Young was suspended seven days by MLB, Victor Martinez could very well be back with the Tigers in September and Wahoo's on First looks at the struggles of Justin Masterson, who starts Thursday for Cleveland.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'


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


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.