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White Sox Thu Dec 11 2008

White Sox Power Hitters

iguchi02.jpgSo let's see, there's a White Sox fan in City Hall, another in the White House and now... one in the governor's mansion?

If "Radioactive" Rod Blagojevich does, indeed, step down as Illinois governor (and if he doesn't, he's got bigger ones that we've ever imagined), his replacement will be current Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, an unabashed White Sox fan, which would give Sox Nation a trifecta of sorts as far as positions of power. Quinn would join Mayor Daley and President-elect Barack Obama as political Sox backers and create a logjam at the throwing-out-the-first-pitch-at-the-opening-game position.

As proof of his Sox devotion, here's an article about Quinn's resolution to honor slugger Jim Thome following the team's 2005 World Series victory, while the photo above shows Quinn at the Japanese Consulate where Consul General Kenji Shinoda and Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf helped honor former Sox second baseman Tadahito Iguchi in 2006.

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