Alternative White Sox promotional giveaways

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Alternative White Sox promotional giveaways

The White Sox unveiled their promotional giveaway schedule for the 2012 season, complete with a mix of items for adults and kids, along with ones that are actually practical. The schedule:

White Sox knit bomber hats (April 14)
Mother's Day totes (May 13)
Robin Ventura bobbleheads (May 26)
Southpaw mini plus pals (June 3)
Commemorative 2005 World Series canvases (June 9)
Kids XL 1972 replica jerseys (June 24)
Kids chest protector backpacks (Aug. 5)
White Sox camouflage hats (Aug. 11)

Those are a good start. Got any other promotional ideas for the Sox? Post 'em in the comments. I'll get started:

Alexei Ramirez replica Gold Glove award: He'll receive one, too, because Gold Glove voting is stupid and he should've won the award at least once already. He'll celebrate the day by making three spectacular plays ranging to his right and still miss that night's top 10 plays in favor of that one popup Derek Jeter caught.

Paul Konerko No. 14 crown: Fit for The King.

Dayan Viciedo toy tank: Can actually shoot laser beams, so probably not meant for kids. But that doesn't mean they can't have fun with it!

Jawin' Johnny Danks hand puppets: Sponsored by Jim at South Side Sox, of course.

Ol' Yaz bobblehead: This one was Hawk's idea.

Post your ideas in the comments or tweet them at us @WhiteSoxTalkCSN!

White Sox Talk Podcast: Why a Chris Sale trade is hard to make

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Why a Chris Sale trade is hard to make

Chuck Garfien, Dan Hayes, and Dan Plesac talk White Sox:

Does a Chris Sale trade happen? Jerry Reinsdorf explains why a Sale trade is difficult to make.

Plus, Plesac talks his CSN days and gives his thoughts on the Sale sweepstakes.

Check out the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast here:

Jose Quintana to play for Colombia in 2017 World Baseball Classic

Jose Quintana to play for Colombia in 2017 World Baseball Classic

White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana will represent his native Colombia in next year's World Baseball Classic.

Major League Baseball announced Monday a list of 30 players who are already confirmed for the 2017 edition of the event, and Quintana was among the 24 All Stars on that list.

Quintana joins fellow Colombian Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves on that country's squad. The rest of the rosters will be officially announced as the tournament gets closer.

Quintana was named to his first All-Star team this past season. He finished the 2016 campaign with career bests in wins (13), ERA (3.20), innings (208) and strikeouts (181)