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Pinkett: Irish need 'a few bad citizens' to win


Pinkett: Irish need 'a few bad citizens' to win

According to Allen Pinkett, one bad egg won't spoil the whole bunch. In fact, for Notre Dame football, a few bad eggs is what could breed success for the Irish.
In an interview with WSCR on The McNeil and Spiegel Show today, the former Notre Dame running back and current Irish radio analyst Pinkett said that in order to have a successful team, you "gotta have a few bad citizens." Pinkett referenced Ohio State's recent successes, noting that "they would have two or three guys that were criminals."
Pinkett said having a few law breakers suit up every Saturday gives a team an edge and chemistry, as opposed to having a team full of "choir boys."
"You get your butt kicked if you have a team full of choir boys," Pinkett added.
Quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese were suspended for the Fighting Irish's season opener against Navy in Dublin, and running back Cierre Wood and defensive end Justin Utupo were suspended the first two games of the season for violating team rules.
I dont want any mass murderers or rapists. I want guys that maybe get caught drinking that are underage, or guys that maybe got arrested because they got in a fight at a bar," Pinkett said, "or guys that are willing to cuss in public and dont mind the repercussions of it.
And he wasn't misquoted or taken out of context, either.
I absolutely meant that, he told McNeil and Spiegel. Chemistry is so important on a football team. You have to have a couple of bad guys that sorta teeter on that edge to add to the flavor of the guys that are going to always do right. You look at the teams that have won in the past. They always have a couple of criminals."View the story "Pinkett: Irish need 'a few bad citizens' to win" on Storify

Charlie Tilson gets another chance with White Sox after Leury Garcia hits the DL


Charlie Tilson gets another chance with White Sox after Leury Garcia hits the DL

Charlie Tilson is finally back in the major leagues. And this time, he’s hoping he can stick around for more than one game.

Tilson, currently ranked as the White Sox No. 15 prospect, was brought up from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, joining the active roster after the team placed Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee sprain.

Tilson, a Wilmette native and New Trier High School product, came over to the White Sox from the St. Louis Cardinals in a midseason trade in 2016 and got a hit in his first big league at-bat. But in the same game, he suffered a season-ending hamstring injury while trying to make a diving catch in the outfield. The following spring, he suffered another serious injury, a stress fracture in his foot, and was forced to sit out the entire season.

He missed out on an Opening Day roster spot this year when Adam Engel outperformed him during spring training. But the White Sox hope Tilson will be able to provide some production in an outfield that has struggled in that department this season. Engel, even after a four-hit night on Wednesday, is batting just .212. Trayce Thompson is hitting well under .200. And Avisail Garcia and Nicky Delmonico are dealing with their own significant injuries as Leury Garcia joins them on the DL.

Tilson batted .248 in 39 games at Charlotte this season prior to Thursday’s call-up. He had three hits in Wednesday night’s loss.

Daily White Sox prospects update: Mixed bag of an outing for Michael Kopech


Daily White Sox prospects update: Mixed bag of an outing for Michael Kopech

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

Triple-A Charlotte

Michael Kopech's outing was a mixed bag, with the White Sox top-ranked pitching prospect allowing only two earned runs but also walking four batters in his five innings of work. He did add eight strikeouts to his impressive season total and has punched out 61 hitters in 45.1 innings. Charlie Tilson had three hits in the 6-3 loss.

Class A Winston-Salem

The Dash split a doubleheader. Gavin Sheets had a huge game with three hits including a homer and a triple in the first contest, a 3-1 win. Luis Alexander Basabe had three hits with a home run in the other game, a 10-4 loss.

Double-A Birmingham

Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins each had a hit and two walks in a 9-5 loss. The duo combined for three runs scored and an RBI.

Class A Kannapolis

Luis Gonzalez had two hits and Evan Skoug had a double in a 3-2 win.