UPDATE: The White Sox just announced that Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture of his right foot and will be sidelined three weeks. According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said that he suffered the injury unloading something off the back of his truck yesterday.
It sounds like it could have been a lot worse, but Sale’s status for Opening Day is in question at the moment. We should know more after the swelling in his foot subsides.
1:01 p.m. ET: Here’s some concerning news out of White Sox camp about ace left-hander Chris Sale, courtesy of Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com:
The White Sox loaded up over the winter with additions of Jeff Samardzija, Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche, and David Robertson, among others, so potentially losing Sale for a significant period of time would be a tough blow. We’ll pass along more information as soon as it’s made available. In the meantime, cross your fingers, White Sox fans.
The men in blue. Although it often looks black, yes? They still wear blue sometimes though so it probably doesn’t matter. Let’s just call ’em the baseball cops and not worry too much about what they’re wearing.
Here are the baseball cops for the 2019 World Series: Alan Porter, Doug Eddings, Gary Cederstrom, James Hoye,
Lance Barksdale, Sam Holbrook, and Jim Wolf.
Cederstrom is the Crew Chief and will have second base in tonight’s Game 1, after which they rotate as they always do.
Wolf will serve as the Replay Official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Porter, the home plate umpire for Game One, will shift to Replay Official duties from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. The Replay Assistant throughout the Fall Classic will be regular season crew chief Jerry Meals.
The umpires will wear a uniform patch in memory of umpire Eric Cooper, who passed away over the weekend. The patch will say “Coop.”