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Reverence in word, not in deed

White Sox speak softly of Yankees, play them hard

Originally Published: July 30, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Not saying the White Sox fall under the Yankees' spell or anything, but manager Ozzie Guillen does address Derek Jeter as "God." Gordon Beckham said it would be "cool" to play on the same field as Jeter and the Bombers. And even Paul Konerko warned against the tendency to get "too amped up against them."

Reliever Matt Thornton didn't name his newborn Derek, though possibly because the baby is a girl. And giving up a tying solo homer to former teammate Nick Swisher with two outs in the ninth ...

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