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!
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox held Brett Lawrie out Saturday after he reported discomfort in the same left leg that sidelined him for the final 2 1/2 months of 2016.
The second baseman has been a full participant the entire spring until he informed manager Rick Renteria what he was experiencing Saturday.
"We're going to reevaluate him tomorrow and see where he's at," Renteria said. "He didn't feel quite right, and so he was in there earlier today getting treatment. We'll reevaluate tomorrow and make a determination where we're at in terms of trying to set some parameters for how we move forward."
A confusing, tricky series of injuries that Lawrie blamed on wearing orthotics limited him to 94 games last season. He hit the disabled list on July 22 and didn't discover the cause until after the season ended. But Lawrie reported to camp feeling healthy once again and has participated at 100 percent until this point, Renteria said.
"It's been good," Renteria said. "Everything has been clean. There have been no notifications anything had been amiss. He just woke up this morning and felt it. So we're going to be very cautious, take it a day at a time, reevaluate it and see where we're at."
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Manager Rick Renteria promised before Saturday's game the prospects would play and they certainly did.
White Sox prospects Zack Collins and Yoan Moncada both entered in the fifth inning of Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Collins singled in two at-bats while Moncada, the centerpiece in the Chris Sale trade, went 0-for-2.
"It was fun," Collins said. "To be able to go out there on the first day was an honor to me. A little jittery, but very excited to play.
"I'm the new guy, it's my first year and the first game played and I get to play. It's definitely an honor."
It's a distinction that will be shared by many, Renteria said. With the White Sox focused on player development and a longer spring schedule, the prospects should get a long look. Given the club's top eight prospects — according to MLB.com — are in big league camp, many will see significant playing time early in camp.
"We've got a long spring and a lot of opportunities," Renteria said. "You're going to see a lot of our kids."
Reliever Zack Burdi, the 26th overall pick of last June's draft, is scheduled to appear in Sunday's game when the White Sox host the Rockies. The White Sox also tentatively have listed Michael Kopech and Reynaldo Lopez as the starting pitchers for their split-squad doubleheader on Tuesday.
Collins took advantage of his first chance with a ninth-inning single off Dodgers pitcher Edward Paredes. Next up for the 2016 first-rounder is a report Monday for his teammates as part of Renteria's morning meetings.
"I have my little presentation going," Collins said. "I'll probably be more nervous than I will playing."