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Chris Sale Flexes His Comprehensive Vocabulary After Starts

After nearly every start this season, White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has met a specific objective: Incorporate a predetermined word into his postgame conference.

Team video coordinator Bryan Johnson picks the words for Sale. The pitcher can't simply blurt out the word; he needs to use it correctly in a sentence.


Here's a compilation of Sale in action: has a full list with the dates:

Juxtapose (April 11)

Consternation (April 17)

Ameliorate (May 22)

Acquiesce (May 27)

Capitulated (June 1)

Nascence (June 7)

Ruminate (June 12)

Repudiate (June 18)

Antithetic (June 23)

Dichotomy (June 28)

Cacophony (July 4)

Adjudicate (July 9)

Ubiquitous (July 21)

Voracious (July 26)

Prescience (Aug. 1)

Amalgamation (Aug. 6)

Sale's ability to drop $1 words comes only second to his pitching endeavors. He'll be starting tonight against the Giants, if you want to see his vocabulary skills live.


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