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Should the Cubs have a mascot?

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Should the Cubs have a mascot?

Many people aren't aware that the Cubs are the only professional sports team in Chicago that does not have a mascot.

The Bulls, Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks, Sky, Fire and heck, even the Rush, all have mascots. The Cubs...not so much.

But why? Should they have one?

Ronnie Woo-Woo doesn't count (though maybe he should).

Our friend Kevin Doellman over at Ayo Kdoe Productions debates this topic and presents eight ideas for a Cubs mascot, ranging from 'EL', a smelly letter L on rollerblades, to 'Hairy', a carebear wearing black framed glasses and holding a microphone to 'Poisen Ivy', a sexy redhead wearing nothing but ivy.

I'm under the impression that the Cubs are a big enough draw where they don't need a mascot to help keep fans entertained. That's what Old Style is for, am I right?

But if they were to get a mascot, my vote would be for 'Hairy.'

Daily White Sox prospects update: Eloy Jimenez homers, Seby Zavala goes to the DL

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Daily White Sox prospects update: Eloy Jimenez homers, Seby Zavala goes to the DL

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

Double-A Birmingham

Eloy Jimenez hit his eighth home run of the season in a 7-3 loss. Zack Collins and Matt Rose each had a hit, a walk and a run scored. Ian Clarkin gave up five runs and walked five in his five innings. Seby Zavala, who leads the Southern League with 10 homers, went on the disabled list with a wrist injury.

Triple-A Charlotte

Jordan Stephens had a good second outing at the Triple-A level, allowing just one earned run in his 6.1 innings. He allowed five hits and walked two, striking out four batters. In his two starts with Charlotte, he's got a 2.19 ERA with three earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings. Charlie Tilson doubled in the 12-6 win. Thyago Vieira gave up two runs in his lone inning of work, and his ERA stands at 5.85 on the season.

Class A Winston-Salem

The bats seem to have gone a tad cold for the Dash, who suffered a 4-1 loss. The top five hitters in the lineup — Joel Booker, Alex Call, Blake Rutherford, Micker Adolfo and Gavin Sheets — combined to go 2-for-18.

Class A Kannapolis

Lincoln Henzman gave up four earned runs in five innings, allowing a pair of home runs. Luis Gonzalez and Evan Skoug each had a hit in a 5-3 loss.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Manny Machado Mania

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Manny Machado Mania

Manny Machado to the White Sox?? It's been the dream for many White Sox fans for months.

With Machado in town to the play the White Sox, Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the White Sox chances of signing the soon-to-be-free agent.

Garfien also talks with Nicky Delmonico who played with Machado and fellow free agent to be Bryce Harper on the U.S.A. 18-under national team.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: