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White Sox Weekly (06-25-2017) Part 2

Connor McKnight hosts PART 2 of this week’s White Sox Weekly. We re-live the Mark Buehrle #56 retirement ceremony, with speeches from Sox TV Play by Play announcer Hawk Harrelson, Pitching Coach Don Cooper, White Sox Hall Of Famer Frank Thomas, and of course Mark Buehrle himself. We also listen back to a conversation between Buehrle, and the White Sox Radio Broadcast Team Ed Farmer, and Darrin Jackson. Connor keeps us up to date with the status of White Sox Pitcher Carlos Rodon, with Rodon’s own comments about coming back to the big leagues, as well as Manager Ricky Renteria’s pre-game comments about Rodon’s return to the White Sox starting rotation.

89 Seconds with 890: Ed Farmer

In the hot seat this week for 89 Seconds with 890 powered by #Xfinity, we have Chicago White Sox favorite and play by play announcer Ed Farmer answering some rapid fire questions by reporter Rachel Brady. Press play to find out which hitter Ed would not want to face today at the plate!

Dear God, Thank You for making Tim Anderson

(CHICAGO) Ten-year-old Catholic school student, Danny Saracini, came home from one of his first days of school with an important homework assignment. He was asked to write down the things he was most thankful for and from those items create a prayer.

Having back-to-school writer’s block, he was frustrated and defeated. His mom, Jane, suggested, “Danny, why don’t you just write about baseball?”

Danny did just that.

Jane got a kick out of the prayer and sent it over to WLS-AM to show Ed Farmer and White Sox player, Tim Anderson.


Dear God, Thank you for helping mankind discover baseball and the White Sox. Thank you for making Tim Anderson because he makes a big difference on the team.


Well, we did more than that. We brought Danny and his family to the ballpark for a little meet-and-greet!

Danny watches the game as dad Jim, sister Ellen, WLS-AM 890’s Jen DeSalvo, mom Jane and brother Jimmy smile for the camera.


Danny meets Ed Farmer!


Jimmy, Danny & Ellen in the Press Box


An Ed Famer-Danny fist bump.


Little did we know, Jane and Jim Saracini were actually married at the Stadium Club 15 years ago!



The Saracini Family meets Tim Anderson

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

Big John Howell Show Notes 5-25-16

Republican lawmakers in the House used a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday to push for impeachment of Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen for what they see as his breaching “every single duty he had.” Congressman Peter Roskam from the 6th district joined John to talk about the impeachment proceedings, and also weighed in on the report that House Speaker Paul Ryan will endorse Donald Trump. (Listen here)

The clock is still ticking on the legislative session in Springfield, and they seem to be no closer to coming up with a budget compromise. Prisons, schools and the state’s bond rating at risk if a compromise is not found, and after May it would require a three-fifths majority to pass a budget. Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack from the 81st district joined John with an update on what’s happening in Springfield. (Listen here)

While the NFL pledged money, held news conferences and issued media releases about its commitment to player health, safety and concussion research, the league also was engaged in a campaign to steer money away from a prominent Boston University researcher and attempted to redirect it to members of its own committee on brain injuries, according to a scathing Congressional report. ESPN Reporter and Legal Analyst Lester Munson joined John with reaction to the story. (Listen here)

The White Sox fell to the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday. Starting pitcher Chris Sale fell to 9-1 on the season, ruining his chance to go undefeated for the year. White Sox play-by-play voice Ed Farmer joined John to talk him off of the ledge after Sale’s first loss of the season. (Listen here)

Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico. The scene outside Albuquerque’s convention center was chaotic as police ushered protesters away from Trump’s event and into the nearby streets.

The fight against dog leavings in Chicago is about to go to a whole new level. Now not only could private property owners be hit with a fine for dog poop on their property, but apartment owners could also be hit with a fine if their tenants leave some little nuggets on their property.

Joseph Ocol is in a fight with the Chicago Teachers Union. He decided to cross picket lines to help his chess team during the CTU one-day strike on April 1st, which the union views as a violation.

Greek fighter jets intercepted a US passenger plane over the Mediterranean just hours after the EgyptAir disaster sparking claims its pilots did not make contact because they were asleep. The two military aircraft were scrambled when the Delta Airlines pilots ‘failed to make contact’ with Greek aviation officials after entering the country’s airspace.

A Florida man who lost his hand to an alligator is talking about his experience. The alligator checked him out while he was swimming, before eventually biting his hand off and also biting him on the leg. The alligator was later found, but his arm could not be recovered.

Taylor Swift is apparently a favorite of Neo-Nazi’s who say she’s preparing America for our glorious Fascist future. One conspiracy theory says she will wait until Donald Trump is elected President, at which point she will marry one of the Trump sons and they will become the new American royalty.

Update: The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is asking the Padres to give the fired DJ another chance. He says it was all a mistake and the worst moment of his life, so they are willing to give him another chance.

Big John Howell Show Notes 5-18-16

The Transportation Security Administration is flooding Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport with more staff and resources after hundreds of passengers were stranded as their planes took off while they waited in line. The TSA is currently advising people to arrive at least three hours early for their flights. Mary Wisniewski the transportation columnist for the Chicago Tribune joined John to talk about what has gone wrong with the TSA. (Listen here)

Bernie Sanders won more delegates than Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night — but not enough to slow Clinton’s march to the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton won Kentucky by a razor-thin margin, while Sanders notched a bigger 53% to 47% victory in Oregon. He needs to win by overwhelming margins the rest of the way to stand a chance at catching Clinton. Tom Bevan the Executive Editor for Real Clear Politics joined John with reaction. (Listen here)

Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack joined John with an update on what’s happening in Springfield. On Tuesday the leadership met with Governor Rauner in an attempt to make some progress on the budget battle. Plus, progress is slowly but surely being made on the Daily Fantasy Sports bill. (Listen here)

The White Sox lost to the Astros 6-5 on Tuesday night. Even after a big of a slum, they are still in first place in the American League Central. John checked in with White Sox play-by-play voice Ed Farmer. (Listen here)

The Cubs and their neighbors might be coming to some sort of an agreement on allowing the Cubs to sell alcohol in their new plaza starting later this summer. Tom Tunney and the neighbors still aren’t happy about it, but it still look like it’s going to happen.

Parent of the Decade nominee: A couple of kids in Pennsylvania were climbing a tree in the schoolyard when, they say, a guy told them not to do that and to just go home; he said something about liability. So the kids’ mother drew up and signed an all-purpose permission slip they could carry with them the next time someone tells them not to climb trees.

In California, one young woman is upset because of a local billboard. A high school junior has launched a petition to get a billboard for a local plastic surgeon removed. The billboard features two cups of coffee, one cup says B and the other cup says D with the caption “Size Matters”… suggesting a D-cup is better than a B-cup. She says it’s offensive, but the doctor in question says he’s actually empowering young women.

A Virginia woman’s obituary says that rather than vote for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for president, she died. She had been battling lung cancer.

A 22-year-old Connecticut woman delivered a scathing condemnation on Facebook, after she says she was accosted in a women’s Walmart bathroom after apparently being mistaken as transgender. The woman said her pixie haircut was covered by a baseball cap at the time and a woman approached her saying, “you are not supposed to be here, you need to leave.”