The White Sox kick off a six-game homestand on a four-game winning streak. They're starting to play better baseball, writes Chuck Garfien, so are you going to come out and support the team? Jake Peavy hopes you do, since it'll help him stay in Chicago longer.
Minnesota comes to Chicago with the worst record in baseball, and they've looked mortal against the White Sox recently. What happened?
Good discussion here on CTL: Steve Stone talks about the "code" of baseball in relation to the White Sox throwing behind Bryan LaHair on Friday:
Our Week 7 power rankings are out, with the White Sox coming in at No. 17.
Current and former White Sox players and coaches paid their last respects to Kevin Hickey:
Around the division: It looks like Jason Marquis will be designated for assignment, Cleveland remains patient with a struggling Johnny Damon and Felipe Paulino shut down the Yankees as Kansas City won in New York 6-0.
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.