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Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Today’s News

The Game

White Sox vs. A’s at Hohokam Stadium, Mesa (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable pitching order: RHP Jeff Samardzija, RHP Javy Guerra, RHP Chris Beck, RHP J.D. Martin, LHP Joe Savery, LHP Dan Jennings, RHP Daniel Webb, RHP Jake Petricka.

Yesterday’s Highlights

Avi Garcia went 2-3 and is now hitting .750 this spring, Leury Garcia went 2-2 with two runs scored and an RBI, Geovany Soto doubled twice and drove in a run and Micah Johnson tripled in a run in the Sox’ 11-7 loss to the Mariners…Starter Hector Noesi pitched a perfect two innings.

Sale Making Progress

http://atmlb.com/1weDqHd

Eaton Talks White Sox

Here’s Adam Eaton talking to Casey Stern (with mic) and Jim Bowden on the MLB Radio Network.

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Quote of the Day

Robin Ventura on Noesi:

“A lot of people probably shortchange the kind of stuff he has. I think people are selling him short.”

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable pitching order: LHP Jose Quintana, RHP Brad Penny, LHP Zach Duke, LHP Onelki Garcia, RHP Matt Albers, RHP Zach Putnam, LHP Zach Phillips, RHP Maikel Cleto.

Minnie Tributes

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/110819666/phil-rogers-beloved-minnie-minoso-was-a-chicago-treasure

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/111539776/minnie-minoso-deserved-greater-appreciation?tcid=tw_share

Photos of the Day

A gallery of photos from yesterday’s Minnie Minoso memorial service and procession:

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Honoring Mr. White Sox

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Minnie’s son Charlie and wife Sharon

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Billy Pierce and Jerry Reinsdorf

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The Big Hurt

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Sox executive Howard Pizer with Charlie Minoso

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Representing Sox fans

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The procession by U.S. Cellular Field and the site of Old Comiskey Park

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