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Sox Drawer: Kenny pranks Gordon at deadline

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Sox Drawer: Kenny pranks Gordon at deadline

Saturday, July 31, 2010
7:39 PM
By Chuck Garfien
CSNChicago.com

In the days leading up to Saturdays trade deadline, Gordon Beckham was reading the same reports that you were. Teams were interested in acquiring Beckham in return for that lefty power bat Kenny Williams so dearly wanted.

Around 30 minutes before the 3 p.m. deadline, Beckham sat down in the Sox eating room, thinking he was finally safe. That was until Paul Konerko came by and told the young second baseman that its precisely around this time when Williams says, The heck with it, Ill give you Gordon Beckham.

Gordon thought Konerko was joking. That was until Williams himself came through the door about a minute later and shook Beckham to his core with a classic practical joke.

Roll tape.

Andrew Vaughn wants to wear No. 99 as homage to Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn

Andrew Vaughn wants to wear No. 99 as homage to Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn

We're not saying Andrew Vaughn is ready for the Major Leagues, but...

Vaughn is, of course, referring to Charlie Sheen's Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn from the 1989 film 'Major League.' Sheen's character in the movie is a hot-headed, hard-throwing pitcher for the Cleveland Indians with a checkered past. Real-life Andrew Vaughn is a White Sox first base prospect, selected by the team in the first round of the 2019 draft.

So hopefully, outside of their shared last names, there don't end up being too many parallels between the two.

As for Vaughn's wish, the only White Sox player to ever don the No. 99 was Manny Ramirez back in 2010. Big shoes to fill.

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Emotional interview with Michael Kopech and Vanessa Morgan

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USA Today

White Sox Talk Podcast: Emotional interview with Michael Kopech and Vanessa Morgan

Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey speak with Michael Kopech and his wife Vanessa Morgan at SoxFest about their relationship, Michael’s comeback from Tommy John surgery, his battles with mental health, removing himself from social media, handling fame, Morgan’s acting career and more.

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White Sox Talk Podcast

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