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Classic 1981 Bill Veeck feature revisted by Grantland

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"Director's Cut" of Thomas Boswell's great January 1981 Inside Sports feature on Veeck (with new commentary by Boswell & Mike Veeck). A great look at Veeck in his final days as Sox owner.

Jim Thome rejoins Sox...as special assistant to the GM.

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According to Mark Gonzales, Thome's duties will include "consulting with Hahn and assistant general manager Buddy Bell, working with the Sox major league staff and players, and visiting Sox minor league teams during the summer and evaulating players." Welcome back to the South Side, Gentleman Batsman.

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Phil Jackson: White Sox coach?

The New York Times Magazine has a long profile of Phil Jackson's life now that he's no longer coaching. Apparently, he's restless. Jeanie Buss, Jackson’s fiancée and the daughter of the Lakers’...

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Joe Posnanski discusses why he loves Kenny Williams

Joe Posnanski, one of the best sportswriters in America, discloses in his latest blog post that "I'm a fan of Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams."

Sox lose Chambliss to Mariners

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Charlotte manager Chris Chambliss was just hired as the Mariners' new hitting coach. No word yet on who the Sox will get to manage the Triple-A affiliate.

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What Kenny might do at the trade deadline.

The White Sox start the second half of the season in first place, currently on one of the hottest streaks in team history.  The trade deadline is coming up soon, and with Jake Peavy on the shelf...

Greinke scratched from Sunday start: shoulder discomfort

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Looks like Anthony Lerew is getting the start against the White Sox today.

I love the Fake Kenny Williams. I don't think I've mentioned it before, but there's a guy here who...

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I love the Fake Kenny Williams. I don't think I've mentioned it before, but there's a guy here who looks like a fatter Kenny Williams. Not sure who he is or who he works for, but he has the same haircut and same features. Could be his brother. Many of the writers even mistook him for Williams for the first day or so. Some of us saw him talking to people in the lobby last night and desperately wished that he was spreading false White Sox rumors. "Well, we're thinking about converting Beckham into a reliever seeing as how valuable they are these days." -- Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

http://bases.nbcsports.com/2009/12/goodbye-to-the-2009-winter-meetings.html.php

Clint (Chicago): Gordon Beckham has exceeded expectations so far, I would assume. Is it more of (a)...

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Clint (Chicago): Gordon Beckham has exceeded expectations so far, I would assume. Is it more of (a) being an exceptionally polished player coming out of school or (b) having a higher ceiling than originally thought at last year's draft? Kevin Goldstein: How about C. Reaching that ceiling much earlier than expected? He's going to be great. I'm really convinced that 2-3 years from now when you go to the Cell it's going to be filled with fans in Beckham jerseys. Clint (Chicago): I'm glad you write that since I just got a Beckham jersey. Follow-up: if the 2008 draft got a re-do, where would Beckham go? Kevin Goldstein: Top 3. Maybe even 1.

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Mike Cameron giftwrapped

We know Kenny Williams doesn't have much money to spend.We know Mike Cameron will miss the first month of 2008 due to a PED suspension.We know San Diego doesn't want him back.  We know Philadelphia...

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Who likes the Sox farm system? Billy Beane.

The White Sox have had a poor decade when it comes to developing hitters, but that does not faze Billy Beane.  The A's just traded Dan Haren to the Diamondbacks for six prospects.  Among them are...

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Barry Bonds indicted for perjury

The grand jury investigating Bonds came back with charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. http://www.sfgate.com/flat/archive/2007/11/15/news/archive/2007/11/15/state/n141013S18.htmlNot a...

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Mike Cameron suspended 25 games for "tainted supplement"

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3088062The suspension is for a second violation.  Cameron took pains to deny it was for steroids, stating "I never took nothing like that before in my...

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Best off-season news so far

Mark Gonzales causally mentioned a development that might have significance. Rafael Santana will oversee the Sox's new Dominican Republic facility in Boca Chica and work in player development under...

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Can the Sox get the #1 pick in the 2008 draft?

With just about a month left in the season, the only suspense left for the White Sox (other than seeing how many times Ozzie Guillen will melt down in public) is whether or not the team will lose...

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Would Kenny do it?

A good game to play as we play out the string is speculating about what Kenny Williams will attempt in making the 2008 roster.  One tendency we have remarked on before is his ability to pick up...

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An option for SS in 2008

In tonight's Braves-Astros game, Edgar Renteria was injured and had to leave the game.  For the first time in seven years, Chipper Jones moved over from 3B to SS (and Willie Harris played 3B and...

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a position of strength

Over the past two years, Kenny Williams's trades have been made to insure the team would not be caught short in the starting rotation.  Part of that, I believe, was because he was pessimistic about...

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Cowley claims Buehrle extension imminent

Not sure how much of this article is speculation, but Joe Cowley claims in today's Sun-Times that Kenny Williams has pulled Mark Buehrle off of the market and a contract extension may be completed...

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Cubs for sale after this year

The Tribune Company announced that it has agreed to be sold to real estate billionare Sam Zell.  The baseball angle, as reported by the New York Times is "the company announced that it will sell...

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Ah, Ozzie

Ozzie's statements about roster management often cause elevated blood pressure readings here.  I figure his desire for three lefty relievers and other rants are good for entertainment and have no...

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Ray Durham

I have no idea what the market for Durham is, but given that Williams was a big fan of his, how possible do you think it is that the Sox re-sign him to play left field and lead off?  He would be a...

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