Tim Anderson after being goaded by host: 'F*** it, we're the best team in the American League'


(670 The Score) White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is known for his honest, no-nonsense approach to baseball and life. When it comes to creating potential headlines, he's trying to scale it back a bit, such as when visiting with the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Friday afternoon.

Anderson initially offered a delicately phrased assessment of the White Sox's chances in a competitive American League, making sure to avoid making any sweeping proclamations.

"I got to be a little bit more careful with my words now because people really take those serious," Anderson told host Danny Parkins. "But we have a chance to be the best team in the AL. We got a chance to beat a lot of people. We just got to continue to work, keep getting better and keep rallying around each other. The sky's the limit at that point."

It was an answer that was a bit uncharacteristic for Anderson, who never has been one to hold back -- especially when stating his belief in these White Sox. With that in mind, Parkins told Anderson he didn't want him to give a politician's response. So then Anderson let loose.

"(Bleep) it, we're the best team in the American League," Anderson said.

The White Sox went 35-25 in 2020, reaching the postseason for the first time since 2008 before falling to the Athletics in a best-of-three wild-card round series.

A .322 hitter last season, Anderson returns as a key leader for a White Sox team that's considered one of the favorites in the American League.