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Earlier this offseason, the White Sox’s pitching coach said, “We’ll give this kid (that’s Chris Sale, in case that’s not clear; coaches like to call people “kid”) just enough experience and let him go (be a starter). We’re going to do everything in our power to not put [his health] in danger. It’s gonna be a fun year to be a White Sox fan…. Oops, I was looking at the Tigers lineup.” So the White Sox will be craptastic this year, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a positive or two. Like one positive is the stands will be so empty you won’t have a guy behind you wearing a Frank Thomas jersey screaming with his mouth full of Italian beef. Wait, that is Frank Thomas! Another positive… The ex-manager twit is tweeting elsewhere? Sure, Random Italicized Voice, but also Chris Sale. Never would’ve guessed that. It’s in the title. Yeah, I didn’t read that. I prefer my end of the rotation starters in the NL, but I’m so excited about Sale he’s got me wantin
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