AD: It's hopeless. First time you face him, you feel like he's going to hit you right in the back of the neck. And it ends up down and away for a strike. You have to trust that it's going to be a strike.
Ever close your eyes and just swing?
AD: No. It probably looks like that sometimes.
Bigger surprise: White Sox in first place in the American League Central or Nationals with the best record in the National League?
AD: Us. No one expected us to do anything great. Everyone expected the Nationals to be really competitive this year.
How good is Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg?
AD: What separates him from everybody else is his demeanor. Not just on the field, but the way he handles himself off the field. He's as good as it gets.
How's your new manager, Robin Ventura?
AD: He's awesome. He's laid back. Even when we're not playing too hot, he's the same dude.
What kind of football player were you?