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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

John Danks allowed three runs in two innings in a 6-2 loss to the Angels. Gordon Beckham did get a pair of hits from the No. 2 spot, though, a day after having two pretty poor at-bats. Fornelli has some good quick hits on Tuesday's action.

Danks, who will almost certainly be the team's opening day starter, tried to explain his rough outing:

In the game, the White Sox shifted their infield for Albert Pujols, which is refreshing to see.

Jesse Crain and Danks also talked about the differences between Robin Ventura and his staff and Ozzie Guillen and his staff -- one of which they didn't mention could be a curbing of intentional walks.

Going back to Monday's spring training opener, Jim ran down some positives and negatives while James offered up some thoughts as well.

Around the division: Rick Porcello says Jose Reyes is "obviously a good hitter," Kevin Slowey had a typical Kevin Slowey outing, Royals prospect Jake Odorizzi was roughed up and former White Sox great Jeff Gray gave up two runs but earned a save for Minnesota.

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.