Habits are hard to break. For Chris Sale, seven years of chewing tobacco stopped the day that “Mr. Padre” Tony Gwynn died of salivary gland cancer in June of 2014.
Sale says that he owes Gwynn huge thank you in a way for pushing him in this direction, and the White Sox ace hopes that he can persuade someone in the same way that Gwynn did for him.
More from around the American League Central:
- Tom Zahari of Motor City Bengals, as part of a blog series on the Detroit Free Press, says that the Tigers are wasting roster spots on Anibal Sanchez, Mark Lowe and Mike Aviles.
- Instead of Yan Gomes, Jason Lukehart of Let’s Go Tribe suggests that Roberto Perez should be the Indians starting catcher in the second half.
- After a career built on being a utility player, never playing more than 112 games in one single season, Eduardo Nunez is an All-Star for the first time and the most consistent player in the Twins lineup.
- The fifth rotation spot for the Royals is very wide open, but what realistic options do the defending champs have to put there?