Selig to attend SoxFest

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Selig to attend SoxFest

A special guest will be attending the opening night of Sox Fest. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who will present White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf with the 2011 Commissioners Award for Philanthropic Excellence. Selig will also take part in a seminar that evening with White Sox fans.

The Commissioners Award was created in 2010 to recognize outstanding community efforts by a major league team. Through their White Sox Volunteer Corps program, the franchise has been a leader in giving back to the Chicagoland community. Launched in 2009, the program has been responsible for the donation of more than 510,000 to non-profit organizations.

Selig will present the award to Reinsdorf during the Opening Ceremonies of Sox Fest, which Comcast SportsNet will air live at 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 27. The Commissioner will take part in the first panel of the weekend, fielding questions from fans along with Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson.

Selig will also reportedly be offered a contract extension to stay on as Commissioner for at least two more years. The 77-year-old has one more year remaining on his contract. He has previously said he plans on retiring in 2012.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

In this episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, shortstop Tim Anderson joins the podcast and gives a revealing interview with Chuck Garfien about his first season with the White Sox and how adversity he faced in high school still drives him today.

Dan Hayes calls in from Arizona to break down the White Sox-Cubs game. They talk about Lucas Giolito’s White Sox debut, Jose Abreu’s first home run of the spring and the latest Jose Quintana rumors.

CSN’s Siera Santos talks about her conversations with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

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Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

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