Sox draft pick does a backflip after being selected

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Sox draft pick does a backflip after being selected

White Sox first-round pick Courtney Hawkins is certainly athletic -- the prep outfielder, who also was an ace pitcher for Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, entered June with 11 home runs and 17 stolen bases. As part of his highlight reel, MLB Network ran a clip of Hawkins doing an impressive backflip.

He was asked about it after being selected, and the following may have made some members of the Sox front office cringe:

Luckily, Hawkins pulled off the backflip without a hitch, but Hawkins' backflips will soon go the way of Mark Buehrle's tarp dives.

"Mr. Williams said no more back flips, so no more it is," Hawkins said on a conference call Monday.

SportsTalk Live: Should White Sox risk starting Chris Sale in season finale?

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SportsTalk Live: Should White Sox risk starting Chris Sale in season finale?

CSN's David Kaplan hosts a round table discussion with K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Ben Finfer from ESPN Radio, and Jordan Bernfield of 670 The Score. The panel discusses the controversial end to last night's Cardinals/Reds game, questions whether Chris Sale should make his last start of the season, and share Vin Scully stories.

Listen to the SportsTalk Live Podcast below:

 

 

Preview: Carlos Rodon, White Sox open final series of season vs. Twins on CSN+

Preview: Carlos Rodon, White Sox open final series of season vs. Twins on CSN+

The White Sox open their final series of the season tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN+. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (8-10, 4.08 ERA) vs. Tyler Duffey (9-11, 6.18 ERA)

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