Trayce Thompson talked about how he's maintained confidence he could be successful since he got to the majors on Aug. 3.
But that swagger isn't limited to the diamond. Last week, the youngest of the Thompson brothers said he can hang with his older brothers on the basketball court, too. Thompson's oldest brother Mychal, who previously played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is playing professionally overseas this season.
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Meanwhile, Klay, who is closest in age to Trayce, 24, plays for the Golden State Warriors. After Trayce Thompson went 3-for-4 in a White Sox victory on Tuesday, Klay tweeted his younger brother might be the best athlete in the family.
Here's what Trayce recently had to say about how he fares in family basketball games.
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"I actually do pretty good because I’m the most physical one," Trayce Thompson said. "I can get in their heads, too. I like to talk a little bit. We play a game called ‘in the paint’ — so you can only shoot when you’re inside the paint. The last time we played, I actually won. There’s no fouls, so you just got to be pretty tough. But I can’t shoot like they can at all, especially Klay. And Mikey’s the most athletic one. He can rise above both of us.
"It’s been a while since we’ve played, but usually I do pretty well. I play the hardest, so they don’t really like to guard me. And I’m the sweatiest, so they don’t like to guard me."
It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.
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Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.
The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:
— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.
— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.
— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).
— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.
— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)
— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).
Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.