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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

The White Sox have just under 6 million to spend on bonuses for their top 10 draft picks in this year's MLB Draft, which is nearly triple the amount of money they spent on bonuses for their first 11 picks of last year's draft. Needless to say, the new CBA is very favorable to the Sox in this regard.

This is awesome: A cartoonist's rendering of Comiskey Park, circa 1946 or 1947. There are a lot of neat little tidbits in there, like how the engineer of a train on the railroad tracks near the stadium was a Sox fan and would sound his whistle every time he went by. CubsTalk colleague Tony Andracki looked at the Wrigley Field version of it, which is similarly neat.

2012 is the most important season of Jared Mitchell's career, and it can't hurt for him to start it off strong this spring, even in limited action.

In former White Sox news, things aren't looking good for Bobby Jenks, who may not pitch again in the majors until mid-season at the earliest. At the time it was announced, I thought Jenks' deal with Boston was good for the Red Sox...but yikes, it hasn't worked out well at all.

James looked back at Gavin Floyd's first no-hit bid of 2008 in a pretty great pseudo-live blog that's well worth your time, and Jim hopes Robin Ventura doesn't implement the same roster rigidity that Ozzie Guillen did.

And no matter your feelings toward Minnesota, it's great to see Denard Span report to Twins camp without the post-concussion symptoms and migraine headaches that plagued the second half of his 2011. Hopefully the same will be said about Justin Morneau.

Squirrel runs onto field to interrupt play during White Sox-Twins game

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Squirrel runs onto field to interrupt play during White Sox-Twins game

In one of the nuttier things to happen at a baseball game this season, a squirrel came onto the field during Tuesday’s White Sox-Twins game.

The squirrel ran onto the field during the bottom of the fifth and the umpire called time to stop play. It ran through the legs of Max Kepler, who was the baserunner at first base for the Twins at the time, straight across the infield and into the White Sox dugout.

Check out the chaos:

White Sox Talk Podcast: Will the White Sox call up Luis Robert?

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Will the White Sox call up Luis Robert?

WIth Luis Robert continuing to rake in Triple-A, will the White Sox call up their top prospect this season? It's a lively discussion between Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Chris Kamka and Vinnie Duber (1:45). The "fatigue" factor. Did Rick Hahn really mean that in regards to Robert? (14:20) Rick Renteria gets fiesty talking about his lineup (28:00) and a lot more.

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast

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