Steve Stone might change his mind, decide he wants to return home to Phoenix and ultimately land in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ TV booth.
And even though he is signed through the 2014 season, with a club option for ’15, the White Sox could decide to cut ties early.
We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds, but Stone today said “it’s 100 percent” he’ll be back with the Sox next season.
"My plans are very simple," Stone said on “The Mully and Hanley Show" on WSCR-AM 670, the White Sox’ flagship station. "I plan to stay with the Chicago White Sox through this contract and hopefully beyond. Regardless of what you might have read or heard or people speculated on or blogged or anything else, I will be back.
“It's 100 percent. Hopefully, as I say, for many years. In looking at it, this is, in my estimation, the best big city in the country."
Last week on the Score, Stone opened himself up to speculation when asked about his future and his relationship with lead TV analyst Ken “Hawk” Harrelson.
"I'm pretty sure that I am," Stone said when asked is he planned on being in the Sox’ broadcast booth next season. “You never know what next year is going to hold."
Equally telling was Stone’s response when asked about Harrelson.
"He is associated with White Sox baseball, maybe like nobody else has for quite some time," Stone said. "They realize that he might be the ultimate fan. So when things aren't going well for the team, he gets grumpy. Grumpier than the normal person would get who would be doing that particular job. For those of us who don't have those phenomenal highs and exceptional lows, it becomes a little bit difficult at times to relate."
There were some great responses last week when we asked for potential replacements for Stone.
The question this week: Is everybody cool with Stone coming back?