The Chicago White Sox have done just about everything to get right-hander Jake Peavy to the All-Star Game in Kansas City, with every stunt stemming from the TakeJake hashtag on Twitter.
But second baseman Gordon Beckham took the movement to a whole new level when he impersonated Peavy in an interview with 670 The Score's Chris Rongey on MLB.com.
In the interview, Beckham comes out wearing a "TakeJake" sleveless T-shirt, earbuds around his neck and a guitar which he gives to someone off camera before sitting down with Rongey.
When asked why he should be voted into the All-Star Game, "Peavy" replied:
"When I get out there, I give 100 percent all the time, every time. I go out there, and it's not even about me. I just want to go out there and give my team a chance to win. I really hope I do make it.
"But if it doesn't happen, there's other things I gotta do. I could play my guitar and stuff like that, and I'm just excited about this opportunity and for this team to make the playoffs," Beckham added in Peavy's Southern Drawl accent.
Peavy currently sits in second place of the American League Final Vote, trailing Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese leads the National League voting.
CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton talk about what's next for the White Sox, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.
The White Sox are struggling lately as the team has lost six consecutive games and 14 of their last 18.
It doesn't get much easier for the South Siders as they stay on the road to face the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers this week.
After once leading the American League Central and looking like a complete team, the bullpen is struggling and the team is in a freefall.
Can the team fix things to stay in the division race?
Find out what Garfien and Melton had to say in the video above.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Austin Jackson exited Sunday’s game after battling turf toe on his left foot, according to a club official.
When he’ll return to the White Sox lineup isn’t yet certain. The injury comes at a time when Jackson is red hot at the plate and continuing to make big plays in the outfield.
Jackson, who finished 1-for-3 Sunday with a sac fly and two RBIs, has produced a .464/.500/.607 slash line in his last eight games.
The center fielder has been so good at the plate that White Sox manager Robin Ventura has batted him in the second spot in the lineup two days in a row. With Melky Cabrera needed for the middle of the lineup, Jackson has been Ventura’s best option. He entered Sunday with a team-high .697 OPS hitting second.
“I like Melky there, too,” Ventura said. “But (Jackson’s) at-bats have been better. Walking, fouling pitches off, getting on, he’s looked good up there.”
Jackson also turned in a sterling defensive play in the first inning as he made an over-the-shoulder catch to rob Kendrys Morales of extra bases. Jackson then fired a perfect strike to Tyler Saladino, whose relay to first doubled off Eric Hosmer.
Outfielder Adam Eaton has credited much of Jackson’s communication and defensive skills to his own improvement in right field.