December 3, 2009
As most of you know, KW’s son, Kyle, is a wide receiver on the Arizona State football team. Last Saturday, in the final college game of his career, Kyle had a game to remember — catch after amazing catch — only to come up short in the fourth quarter as the Sun Devils lost to rival Arizona. Barry Rozner of the Daily Herald spoke to KW about his son, the play and the game, and as always, I really appreciated KW’s perspective. You might enjoy it as well. (although I am going to give KW a tough time about his favorite sport comment)
SoxFest and Arbitration
Easy on the conspiracy theories. One reporter and a poster here commented on the fact that Bobby Jenks was not on the early list of Sox players attending SoxFest Jan. 22-24 at the Palmer House Hilton even though he lives in Chicago in the offseason. There was speculation it has something to do with offseason comments by our closer.
The fact is we never invite arbitration-eligible players to SoxFest, at least not until we reach a contract agreement with the player. It’s been that way for years. We just don’t want to put players in that position during an offseason in which there is a chance they could go to arbitration. As soon as we reach an agreement with any player — and obviously we always want to work out a deal — that guy will be invited to SoxFest.
It’s nothing personal with Bobby or any of our other guys in that situation. Don’t read too much into it.
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