White Sox in the AFL

Leading Off

Hello everyone!  I hope that this message finds everyone reading it safe and sound.  My name is Gordon Beckham and I was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the recent June Draft.  Signing in the middle of August left me only about half a month to get my feet wet in pro ball, it’s amazing how much you learn in such a short period of time.

For the next month and a half, I will be representing the White Sox in the Arizona Fall League. So far, I have really enjoyed my teammates and the low-key attitude they seem to have. These guys have much more experience and always take things in stride. I look forward to watching the older guys to see how they handle themselves on and off the field. It will be a privilege to play with these guys day in and day out.

Looking back, I had three unbelievable years at the University of Georgia. My time spent there was some of the best moments of my life so far. I am very proud to say I am a Georgia Bulldog. I am also supported by an incredible family who has always been there for me.  My dad (Gordon) and mom (Sully) have stuck with me through thick and thin and I have always appreciated their unwavering encouragement and support.  My two sisters, Gwen (19) and Grace (16), have always seemed to keep me grounded and I am very proud of the way they handle themselves all the time. I’m just glad they don’t make me have to be a very protective older brother. Enough about me, I look forward to my next post a week from today.