There's a plan in place for Chris Sale

White Sox young lefty having a big season, but will he ultimately run out of gas?

Originally Published: July 19, 2012
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

When Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was 9 years old, his uncle took him to Tropicana Field for the first game in Tampa Bay Devil Rays history. Sale saved the ticket stub as a birthday souvenir and came home with a mustard glob on his pinstriped Rays polo shirt after an unfortunate encounter with a ballpark hot dog.

The evening combined two of Sale's lifelong passions -- baseball and eating. At 6-foot-6 and 170-something pounds, he's a cross between Randy Johnson and Joey Chestnut.

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