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Williams accepting of whatever his future holds

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Williams accepting of whatever his future holds

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The dust has settled in the feud between Kenny Williams
and Ozzie Guillen. Who won? Who lost? Thats open to interpretation. Williams is the last man standing with the White Sox. Guillen is in Miami with the security of a 4-year, 10 million contract with the Marlins.

If the White Sox are able to turn their fortunes around in 2012, who will get a lions share of the credit?

Williams.

But if the White Sox dont succeed, and its another season of misery, who will get most of the blame?

Williams.

His boss, Jerry Reinsdorf is one of the most loyal owners in professional sports. Despite the White Sox winning just one playoff game since 2005, Reinsdorf has stayed with Williams through thick and thin.

How long will that same loyalty exist? No one knows the answer. But on the day that pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, Williams let it be known that if hes not able to change the fortunes of the White Sox franchise, hes willing to walk away from the post.

I felt fortunate to be a part of this whole equation, Williams said. If there comes a time where Jerry Reinsdorf believes theres somebody who can do this job in a better way and provide him with a better chance to win and build an organization, and do the things that it takes to build an organization, Ill be the first to step up and say, Listen you need to make this move, and well be anything but grateful and thankful and Ill move on my way or move into a different position if he were to suggest that.

Its professional sports. If you do not win, and it has been three years since weve gone to the playoffs, if you dont win, changes are made. I have gone into this situation knowing that. I can accept it if ultimately thats the call. And we can go out the next day, he can call me up and well go out for a steak and a cigar. It will be all good."

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.