Boston Red Sox Ace Chris Sale Has No Hard Feelings For White Sox As He Gets Ready To Face Them On Tuesday Night For The First Time
Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is set to take on his former team the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday for the first time as an opponent.
Red Sox manager John Farrell is ecstatic to have Sale on his team this time around in Chicago.
“Grateful he’s in our uniform,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “He’s off to a fantastic start for us.”
Don Cooper, Sale’s only pitching coach in Chicago, has watched with more pride in the way Sale has performed in Boston instead of envy or jealousy.
“There’s no question he’s getting better,” Cooper said. “Listen, for his time here, he put up Hall of Fame numbers, other than maybe the win column. If you do that for a handful of more years, well, he’s going to put himself in position to possibly be a Hall of Famer someday if he stays healthy, and I think he will.”
Sale on the other hand also has no hard feelings towards anyone in Chicago and he really enjoyed his time playing in the Windy City for the other Sox.
“There’s no hard feelings,” said Sale. “It just came to a point in time where that’s what needed to happen.”
“More so than anything, I just want to let everyone know that I appreciated my time here,” he said. “There’s a couple blips on the radar amongst a lot of really good times. More times than not, it was great here, and I appreciated it.”
On Monday for the first time Sale had walked into the visiting clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and it took some time to getting used to, but after several minutes it felt like home for Sale.
“So walking in there was kind of getting my bearings straight,” he said. “But it feels good. It feels good to be back.”