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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

First up, a hearty thanks to all who participated in Monday's White Sox Postgame Live interactive chat. We're looking forward to your questions for the next interactive show we do!

Alejandro De Aza belted a homer to lead off Monday's game and A.J. Pierzynski added a two-run shot in the first to provide Chris Sale with all the run support he needed in a 4-2 win over Cleveland. Sale was fantastic, allowing one run in 6 23 innings, and his outing offered up a few clues as to how the lefty will fare as a starter.

Dayan Viciedo doubled and walked as part of a 2-3 day at the plate, and the greatest hitter in White Sox history is expecting big things out of the 23-year-old Cuban.

Indians blogger Lewie Pollis broke down what to expect from the Tribe in this week's series and the 2012 season in general. If you're looking for an Indians blog to read, Wahoo's on First comes highly recommended.

David Kaplan previewed this week in White Sox baseball for the BMO-Harris Look Ahead:

Also looking ahead, only standing room tickets are left for the White Sox home opener this Friday against Detroit.

And speaking of Detroit, the Tigers jumped to No. 1 for me and stayed in the top spot in Tony Andracki's in Cubs and White Sox Talk's weekly power rankings.

Around the division: The Indians are expected to announce a contract extension with Carlos Santana today (that's bad news for the Sox), Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas got the day off and the Royals lost 1-0 to Oakland (causation?), Minnesota's offense remained punchless in a 5-1 loss to Los Angeles, and Austin Jackson's new plate approach could pay dividends for the Detroit leadoff hitter.

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.