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Today in White Sox History: March 4

Today in White Sox History: March 4

Two future Hall-of-Famers, all in one day! 1921 In the wake of the “Black Sox,” owner Charles Comiskey attempted to rebuild his team. One of the first moves he made was to purchase future Hall-of-Famer Harry Hooper from the Red Sox for two players. Hooper would play five years on the South Side, and hit better than .300 in three of them. 1994 Basketball superstar Michael Jordan, who retired in October 1993 from the Chicago Bulls, made his spring training debut in a White Sox uniform. He played in his first game at the major league level against the Rangers in Sarasota,...

Lucas Giolito has learned what it takes to be successful — and the Chicago White Sox ace came to camp ready to work: ‘I know what I’m capable of’

Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito struck out four in two innings in his first Cactus League start this spring. He was excited to pitch in front of fans again. "I felt the energy of the crowd," Giolito said.
Cactus League report: Jed Hoyer says Cubs have no deadline for reaching deals with impending free agents — and Yoan Moncada is eager to show off his speed for the White Sox

Cactus League report: Jed Hoyer says Cubs have no deadline for reaching deals with impending free agents — and Yoan Moncada is eager to show off his speed for the White Sox

Javier Baez said he probably will set a deadline to reach a deal with the Chicago Cubs before opening day. Some players consider it a distraction to continue talks during the season, but Cubs President Jed Hoyer said contract deadlines are a player preference, not a front-office preference.
3 takeaways from Chicago White Sox spring training Wednesday, including Yoan Moncada finding a rhythm at the plate and sizing up the team’s depth at catcher

3 takeaways from Chicago White Sox spring training Wednesday, including Yoan Moncada finding a rhythm at the plate and sizing up the team’s depth at catcher

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada slashed .225/.320/.385 last season while battling the aftereffects of COVID-19. Moncada feels as if he's finding rhythm again at the plate this spring.
South Side Sox 14 hours ago
Royals 6, White Sox 5: BBQ’d by Kansas City

Royals 6, White Sox 5: BBQ’d by Kansas City

Tyler Johnson of the Chicago White Sox leaves the game during the second inning of a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 3, 2021 in Surprise, Ariz. | Carmen Mandato/ Strong showings from Jiménez, Robert and Collins can’t secure a first win The White Sox (0-2-2) blew a two-run lead in their first game against a division rival this afternoon with the Royals (3-1-0) coming out on top, 6-5. Chicago pounced on Royals pitcher Carlos Hernandez for three runs in the first inning with a line drive single from Eloy Jiménez scoring...
South Side Sox 19 hours ago
Gamethread: White Sox at Royals

Gamethread: White Sox at Royals

Chicago White Sox infielder Jake Burger against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch. | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Eaton, Robert, and Jiménez patrol the outfield, McClure gets the start, Burger at third Someone buy the White Sox a suit to go with all these ties! The White Sox tied the Rangers 5-5 yesterday, their second tie in the first three games of spring training. They are set to face off against their division rival Royals today for their first of two games in the Cactus League. The Royals weren’t considered much of a...
Chicago White Sox fans at Cameback Ranch angry over the new ‘flipping’ rule that ends rallies mid-inning: ‘This is not Little League’

Chicago White Sox fans at Cameback Ranch angry over the new ‘flipping’ rule that ends rallies mid-inning: ‘This is not Little League’

Fans entering the gates at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., Tuesday were greeted with a sign informing them the game between the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers would only be six innings. But most of the crowd was unaware of another new spring training rule.
South Side Sox Mar 3, 2021
South Side Sox Podcast 25 — The First Blooms of Cactus League Play

South Side Sox Podcast 25 — The First Blooms of Cactus League Play

Joe Resis hops on with Brett Ballantini to talk about the initial game standouts, the Crochet/Kopech solution — and internships South Side Sox Podcast 25 features Brett Ballantini and Joe Resis. Aside from Joe’s recent study program and Brett’s harrowing past internship, what was the scuttlebutt? The early bright spots of White Sox gameplay, featuring Andrew Vaughn The surprising twist in the Garrett Crochet-Michael Kopech 2021 story Will there ever be another nine-inning Cactus League game? The second base extras rule, continued Brett’s favorite White Sox coach of all...
Evan Marshall got some of the biggest outs of 2020 in a loaded Chicago White Sox bullpen: ‘I love those moments’

Evan Marshall got some of the biggest outs of 2020 in a loaded Chicago White Sox bullpen: ‘I love those moments’

Evan Marshall has been one of the most reliable relievers the last two seasons for the Chicago White Sox. He’s excited about the makeup of this year’s bullpen. "It’s the most talented group of arms I’ve ever been around," Marshall said.
Cactus League report: Andrew Vaughn makes his case to make the White Sox roster. And how Javier Baez almost became an ex-Cub before the 2016 season.

Cactus League report: Andrew Vaughn makes his case to make the White Sox roster. And how Javier Baez almost became an ex-Cub before the 2016 season.

Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito said he called Andrew Vaughn's three-run homer Tuesday beforehand. “At this point it’s pretty much expected out of him,” Giolito said. Vaughn appears to be the early front-runner for the open designated hitter slot.

3 takeaways from Chicago White Sox spring training Tuesday, including Lucas Giolito working on his slider and Jose Abreu on his preparation for opening day

The Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito and first baseman Jose Abreu made their Cactus League debuts Tuesday against the Texas Rangers, and both had positive performances. Giolito struck out four in two innings while Abreu had two hits and one RBI.
South Side Sox Mar 2, 2021
White Sox 5, Rangers 5: A Soccer Tie

White Sox 5, Rangers 5: A Soccer Tie

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito against the Texas Rangers during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch. | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Giolito, Lucroy, Abreu all have impressive South Side debuts Another shortened game today from sunny Glendale (six innings) that saw the Sox leading early against the Rangers but end up in a tie. Just like a soccer game! The Texas Rangers are making a complete teardown and rebuild of their team (again), which is difficult to do without a stacked minor league system. They have young players with a lot of potential, as...
South Side Sox Mar 2, 2021
Yep, it’s a Nick Madrigal top!

Yep, it’s a Nick Madrigal top!

Breaking T dips into the prospect pool to put together a piece on our Rookie of the Year candidate Perhaps because he was injured for half of his first season, or he doesn’t have a snappy nickname yet, or he’s such a grinder he doesn’t lend himself to chest-emblazoned graphics, Nick Madrigal has to date missed the cut as a T-shirt subject. No longer. Boy howdy, Madrigal is part of Breaking T’s inaugural and collectible Prospects to Pros line. (Image approximating, but not actual Madrigal size.) Celebrate the start of the season, and one of our most...
Fans in stands? Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she thinks Chicago Cubs, White Sox will host live spectators ‘sometime this season’

Fans in stands? Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she thinks Chicago Cubs, White Sox will host live spectators ‘sometime this season’

Good news, Chicago baseball fans: Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that the Cubs and White Sox will be able to host fans this season. But the mayor declined to offer a timeline on when, noting the city is “in discussions” with the city’s baseball teams and they’ll announce more details later.
South Side Sox Mar 2, 2021
Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

Tim Anderson will lead off against the Rangers. | Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports TA leads off, the ace gets his first start, and Jonathan Lucroy hits the field for the first time Greetings from the practically balmy Chicago! Who needs that beautiful Glendale weather when we have melting snow? White Sox are coming off a 4-4 tie with the Angels yesterday, making their record entering the third day of spring training games 0-1-1. Sox will face the Rangers a couple more times this spring before not seeing them again ... until April in Chicago (something I will never...

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    Lucas Giolito

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