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White Sox: ST Weekend Update

A lot of encouraging news on the pitching front, including some gravity-defying Aaron Bummer work

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The last weekend without (officially, at least) the rest of the club in camp just passed, and there were some fun highlights.

Tony La Russa and Tim Anderson — each measuring the other up, to be sure — seem to be getting along well in the early going.

Out of context, this is some weird footage. But it’s just spring training pitcher’s fielding practice, and apparently Lucas Giolito is ruling the day as a fielder as well:

In a time of mega-hype, no White Sox player has been more hyped than Dylan Cease. Let his own words hype you up just a bit:

Aaron Bummer, in camp after the birth of his daughter, caused the biggest stir of the weekend, simply with sheer stuff:

And more, via the S-T’s Daryl Van Schouwen:

Dallas Keuchel got a lot of attention over the weekend. Not for himself, but for his leadership. This time, it’s in nicknaming; apparently, new starter Lance Lynn is “Tonka Truck.”

It’s not the sexiest item of the weekend, but perhaps one that illustrates just how important new pitching coach Ethan Katz may be to this 2021 squad. Carlos Rodón is the most recent beneficiary of Katz’s fresh eyes on the club:

And finally, after what was surely a pretty harrowing lead-up to reporting day, Jared Kelley finally made it out of Texas and to Glendale:

Don’t forget, Monday at 3 p.m. CT is the next White Sox Spring Break, a town hall with GM Rick Hahn.