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On the last day before pitchers and catchers ...

A roundup of news and notes as the White Sox begin to assemble in Arizona

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Peter G. Aiken

Well, the 2019 baseball season is officially-unofficially underway, as Chicago White Sox pitchers and catchers are reporting to Camelback Ranch as you read. Turn and cough, Dane Dunning. Drop and give me 20, José Nin. To the bunting diamond for you, James McCann ...

With players trickling into camp early, we had a bit of random news and notes on Tuesday. Let’s take a look.

Of primary import

Nonsense department

This freaking gem kicked off our day:

And, as trash and taunts hailed down upon Heyman for such an insipid piece of “reporting,” Rawlings gave us more to chew on:

Harold Baines gets his due

The White Sox announced some special honoring for HOF inductee Baines on August 11. Dude’s already got a statue and a retired number, so what do you get a guy with everything? Give away replica HOF plaques, that’s what you do.

Merkin in motion’s Scott Merkin was active with notes and quotes from this T-1 day of spring training.

From Nate Jones:

Nicky Delmonico:

And some hitting snaps:

Tyler Johnson, dharma bum

And in case you missed it on Monday, White Sox blue-chip reliever was miked up, and by the sampler here, the team may want to keep a mic on this dude.