Wrapping up day 1 of SoxFest

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Wrapping up day 1 of SoxFest

From opening night of SoxFest:

This is technically from before SoxFest kicked off, but Jim Thome -- who has a handshake agreement to work for the White Sox after he retired -- surprised Jerry Reinsdorf during a taping of "Inside Look."

Last year, the White Sox opened SoxFest with the expectation they would compete for the division. This year, they're asking "why not us?"

Meanwhile, Robin Ventura re-introduced himself to White Sox fans over a decade after leaving. And while he's no Ozzie Guillen, he did show a light-hearted, quick-witted side of his personality.

Jake Peavy is healthy for the first offseason since joining the White Sox, which he feels good about. He also cleared the air over his quasi-feud with Ozzie Guillen.

Kenny Williams played coy when asked about the Sox interest in Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler, declining to answer a question about them at a seminar.

Williams received more than a few boos at the opening ceremonies, which he responded to in fine fashion.

Bud Selig expects baseball to add a second wild card this season, which certainly can't hurt the playoff chances of the White Sox.

Cliff Politte, Joe Crede, Neal Cotts and Pablo Ozuna reminisced about the 2005 White Sox -- as did a bunch of fans.

And one other note: the Phillies signed Juan Pierre to a minor-league deal, and he'll compete with Scott Podsednik for a backup job.

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

The White Sox battle the Los Angeles Dodgers, and you can catch all the action right now on CSN.

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