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White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez is so hot right now that he's calling his home runs

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White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez is so hot right now that he's calling his home runs

Eloy Jimenez was the main piece heading back to the White Sox in the Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs.

The 20-year-old outfielder is mashing the ball since the trade. He stayed in the Carolina League, but moved from Myrtle Beach to Winston-Salem. In 20 games with the Dash he's hitting .352/.418/.690 with five home runs and 13 extra base hits.

On Friday, he had some fun with pitcher Ian Clarkin, who was one of the prospects who went from the Yankees to the White Sox in the Todd Frazier trade. Before the game Clarkin took a video of Jimenez calling a home run.

"This is Eloy Jimenez," he said in the video. "I'm going to hit a home run because I'm the best."

So, of course, he hit a three-run home run. Clarkin had some fun posting the pregame video and video of the home run a few minutes apart on twitter.

The Athletic's James Fegan was there in person to tell the story. He had an anecdote that makes it even better.

Dash play-by-play broadcaster Joe Weil had a comment sure to excite White Sox fans even more.

Add this story to the legend of Eloy Jimenez.

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.