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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterdaythis morning:

Chuck Garfien discovered a classic Hawk Harrelson rant involving fan interference, Joe Brinkman and the Texas Rangers from 1991. The diatribe in question:

That was a hilariously bad call-then-non-call by Brinkman, so Hawk's well within his rights here.

Speaking of hilarious YouTube videos, here's what happens when you give a White Sox fan a Cubs gift for Christmas.

We looked at the top five storylines of 2011, with the downturns of Adam Dunn and Alex Rios topping the list.

And finally from us, Chicago Tribune Live debated whether the White Sox are rebuilding.

James at White Sox Observer argues the A's blowing up of their team has hurt the trade market for White Sox players. It's an interesting argument, and one that's steeped in a not-so-covert disdain for the A's.

Prospect guru John Sickels rolled out his White Sox top 20 prospects. "No organization is completely empty and there are some interesting guys here, but overall the White Sox have well-earned their reputation as the weakest farm system in the game."

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.