White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Offense! The Sox jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and blasts by Alejandro De Aza and A.J. Pierzynski put away a 10-6 win over Cleveland to sweep the rain-shortened two-game series. John Danks didn't do much after being spotted with some rare run support, but it didn't matter as the lefty earned his first win of the season (further proof: pitcher records mean squat).

De Aza's home run was the second of the season for the Sox leadoff hitter, which is as many as Juan Pierre had in 2011. So, needless to say, the whole "semi-powerful leadoff hitter" thing is a nice change of pace.

Brent Morel had an odd day: 0-3, one walk, three runs scored. That puts him in the same grouping as Willie Harris, Jim Thome and Ray Durham among Sox players since 2000.

Jim has an outstanding take on Ozzie Guillen -- the best I've read from any writer offering up a Chicago-centric commentary on the former manager.

Around the division: The Indians are signing Johnny Damon, Jonathan Broxton imploded in Kansas City's loss to Oakland, Justin Verlander was dealt his first loss since midway through 2011 and, no joke, Minnesota actually won a game. Also of note: Josh Willingham has three home runs for the Twins.

Fast Break Morning Update: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Fast Break Morning Update: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former White Sox OF Tim Raines elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

Between Cubs' victory lap and Hall of Fame vote, Sammy Sosa barely staying in the picture

Bulls' continued inconsistencies 'an issue of focus'

Report: Bears set to hire Curtis Modkins as running backs coach

Wrigley Field named one of the happiest places in the world by CNN

Tim Raines shares thank you message after being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Bulls Talk Podcast: What went wrong for the Bulls against the Mavericks?

Hawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks' bottom six steps up in Colorado

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly), David Schuster (670 The Score) and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.  Tim Raines finally gets the call from the Hall along with Jeff Bagwell and Pudge Rodriguez.  So when will Bonds and Clemens get in?  Why are Sammy Sosa’s vote totals dropping? The guys debate from former Cub David DeJesus joins the panel to talk Hall of Fame and the 2017 Cubs.

The Bulls lose to a bad Mavericks team. When will GarPax blow it up and start over?

Plus the guys discuss whether or not Antonio Brown will distract the Steelers and if the Falcons defense is the x-factor in the NFC title game.