There's an easy analogy to be made about the weather and White Sox as of late. The White Sox returned from New York to temperatures scraping 100 and heat index readings even higher. And with it, they finished off a sweaty sweep of Texas on Thursday.
So here it is: The temperature is hot, and so are the White Sox. That's probably not the first or last time you'll read or hear that.
It's been uncomfortable to set foot outside the last few days in Chicago, let alone do any athletic activity. But the White Sox are happy to welcome triple-digit thermometer readings, at least compared to the alternative.
"It's better than cold," Adam Dunn said. "I'll take this over cold any day."
Paul Konerko had the same view.
"It's not so much the game, it's the BP and all the work before and all that it kinda adds up. It's better than cold, that's all I'll say," Konerko explained. "I hate the cold, I think everybody hates the cold, especially early in the year, you can't even feel the bat. I'm not going to complain about the heat because I'd rather have that, the ball seems to carry better. It is hot, but it's not as bad as when it's really cold here."
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Tim Raines became the 39th former member of the White Sox to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement congratulating Raines on his election.
“On behalf of the entire White Sox organization and our fans, I want to sincerely congratulate Tim on today’s election to the Hall of the Fame, the highest and greatest honor bestowed upon a baseball player,” said Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the Chicago White Sox. “He played a crucial role on the 1993 division championship team, was a key member of the 2005 World Series-winning coaching staff and provided Sox fans with great memories that will not be forgotten.”
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Frank Thomas, who played with Raines from 1991-95, had high praise for his former teammate.
“Rock was one of my favorite teammates ever,” said Hall-of-Famer and White Sox legend Frank Thomas. “He made the game fun night-to-night and was a great leader in the clubhouse. His humor and hustle always brought the team closer. I’m so glad this has finally happened for one of my favorite people ever.”
Thomas also went on Twitter to express his excitement for Raines heading to Cooperstown.
Ozzie Guillen congratulated Raines as well, saying that it was well-deserved.