GM Williams endures back to the top

August, 14, 2012
8/14/12
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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Asking Kenny Williams if he's pleased is a little like asking your average neurotic comedian the same question.

Pleased? Are you kidding? The next step would be happy. The man still can't watch a Chicago White Sox baseball game in its entirety because it's too painful (think Brad Pitt working out in "Moneyball.") So watching his team defy most sensible predictions and remain in the thick of the playoff hunt in mid-August has to be pure torture. And even if it wasn't, he wouldn't tell you.

The White Sox general manager does reveal that he has been significantly inspired by Colin Powell's latest book, a memoir titled "It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership," but is instantly sorry.

"I probably shouldn't have shared that," Williams says with a forced laugh.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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