What's it going to take for people to start remembering the White Sox?
Can I buy a vowel?
The latest glaring omission of the South Side baseball team came on "Wheel of Fortune," with the long-running game show — whose host, Pat Sajak, is a Chicago native, for crying out loud — creating a puzzle featuring Chicago's major professional sports teams — with one notable exception.
The Wheel now joins the folks at ESPN, who can't seem to stop forgetting about the 2005 world champion White Sox, doing so in 2016 and 2017.
A.J. Pierzynski, the catcher on that World Series team, even weighed in on the issue last fall, calling ESPN's recurring slights "a joke."
Why this keeps happening is anyone's guess. As for the facts, I'd like to solve the puzzle: The White Sox do exist.
After the news starting making the rounds, the White Sox had some fun with it by "fixing" the puzzle.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
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The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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