Sunday night at 9ET, MLB Network will premiere it’s long awaited reality series “The Club” centering around the Chicago White Sox, most specifically Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, GM Kenny Williams and Manager Ozzie Guillen. I can’t wait to see how this series, narrated by Chicago native Michael Clarke Duncan, will highlight the interactions of these three strong personalities. It’s finally here- almost!
But White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham doesn’t have any intentions of watching the show. Neither do his teammates according to him.
By Paul M. Banks
“I am not excited, I haven’t even heard about it. I don’t think I’ll watch it, all that stuff,” Beckham said when I had an exclusive with him last week.
“I’m sure it will be entertainment for some people, but not necessarily for the guys in here,” he continued. I also asked him if the cameras were a distraction during the spring, and early season.
“You don’t notice that much. They’re around every once in a while. It’s not that big of a deal in my opinion, it didn’t cause a scene or anything,” he responded. I also asked him how the team made the remarkable turnaround since June.
“I don’t know, I don’t have the magic response to that. But we kept showing up and thinking that things would turn and they did.”
Paul M. Banks is President and CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com
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