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Sox Links, News & Notes: Off-Day Edition

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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The Buzz Around a Man Named Abreu

It seems like everybody is taking notice of our talented slugger…

http://usat.ly/1kv9sFu

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/27118486-419/jose-abreu-was-not-going-to-escape-jerry-reinsdorf.html

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/jose-abreus-success-could-force-white-sox-alter-plan

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/white-sox/post/_/id/19398/abreus-influence-on-sox-is-wide-reaching

http://www.gammonsdaily.com/video-peter-gammons-on-jose-abreu-dee-gordon-and-francisco-rodriguez/

…and here’s more,  “Must See” TV tonight on Comcast SportsNet: “Abreu’s April”

http://www.csnchicago.com/article/csn-present-special-jose-abreus-record-setting-month-april

The Allure of Adam Eaton

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/white-sox-adam-eaton-playing-every-game-its-his-last?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Play of the Day

Watch Alexei Ramirez set the White Sox record for the most hits in the month of April as he collected his 40th yesterday in the Sox’ loss to the Tigers, surpassing Paul Konerko‘s 39 in 2002. Alexei has hit safely in 27 of his first 29 games this season, joining Buck Weaver (1920) as the only players in Sox history to accomplish the feat.

http://atmlb.com/1hXTfEw

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Quote of the Day

Food for Thought

A competitive eater takes on the three-pound challenge.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140430/lincoln-park/morning-report-competitive-eater-conquers-3-pound-sundae-at-cell

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (6:05 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Starters: LHP John Danks (2-1, 3.48) for the Sox, RHP Danny Salazar (0-3, 6.04) for the Tribe.

Photo of the Day

WGN’s Tom Skilling and Southpaw during Weather Day festivities yesterday at the ballpark.

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That’s More Like It

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
Today’s News
 
The Game
 
Final: Sox 3, Indians 2
 
Highlights:  Alex Rios’s two-run homer in the fifth, his sixth of the season, proved to be the difference in the game…Jose Quintana, now 2-0, got credit for the victory. He worked 5+ innings, allowing two runs and four hits. His consecutive scoreless innings streak reached a career high of 18.2 IP before he gave up a run in the sixth…Jeff Keppinger collected a pair of hits and an RBI…Adam Dunn drew three walks.
 
Two Guys Talking About the Weather
 
WGN meterologist Tom Skilling, at the ballpark talking to fans on Weather Day, spent some time chatting with Conor Gillaspie before the game in the Sox dugout. The subject of the conversation? Conor’s interest in becoming a meterologist.
 
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Supporting the Community in a BIG way
 
I’m proud to say that today we announced the Sox will be awarding charitable donations of $1.64 million for 2013.
 
Donations include $660,000 in grants to 29 Chicagoland non-profit groups through the White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. Additionally, Chicago White Sox Charities awarded grants totaling $119,500 to seven agencies providing services throughout the community.
 
White Sox Charities also made donations of nearly $861,000 to support the Sox’s urban baseball initiatives and to funding non-profit organizations such as City Year Chicago and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. 
 
This year’s grants, along with other charitable donations, moves the team’s total giving to more than $17 million since the inception of White Sox Charities in 1990.
 
Quote of the Day
 
Robin on his decision to start newly promoted Blake Tekotte today in centerfield:
 
“Just to get him out there. He’s been here, he hasn’t really played a whole lot. I don’t like guys just coming up, sitting here without getting in there, getting their feet wet…Once you get him out there you ease their feelings and nerves, or whatever it is, on the field. Just get him out there and see what he can do.”
 
Play of the Day
 
Rios delivered the big blow, but let’s give it to the bullpen–Nate Jones, Matt Thornton, Jesse Crain and Addison Reed–for holding off the Tribe in the final four innings to preserve the victory. Reed recorded his sixth save. 
 
Tomorrow’s Schedule
 
White Sox vs. Rays at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10, CT, CSN). Starters: Chris Sale (1-2) for the Sox, Jeremy Hellickson (1-1) for Tampa Bay.
 
Did You Know…
 
…that Sale struck out 15 Rays last May 28? It was the second highest total in Sox history (Jack Harshman K’d 16 in 1954) and a Tropicana Field record.
 
Photo/Video of the Day
 
Check out Rios’s homer:
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