Casting the Chicago White Sox As AMC’s Mad Men

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Jul 31, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (1) receives congratulations from first baseman Jose Abreu (79) after scoring in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 MLB offseason is underway, as is the offseason for AMC’s popular television series Mad Men. Let’s assume, for some tragic reason, a strike by the Screen Actor’s Guild perhaps, AMC were forced to temporarily recast the hit series. Let’s also assume, for some strange reason, they were forced to choose their male characters from the talented acting pool of the Chicago White Sox. Which current White Sox players would fill the roles as AMC’s Mad Men?

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Both the White Sox and Mad Men are award-winning entities. The Chicago White Sox won MLB’s World Series trophy in 2005 and Mad Men won a Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series in 2010. The White Sox boasted the American League’s Rookie of the Year in 2014, Jose Abreu. Mad Men grabbed the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in 2008 thanks to Jon Hamm. Naturally, Robin Ventura’s crew would have no trouble channeling their inner Madison Avenue swagger for the small screen.

Admittedly, casting personnel would have their hands full picking just the right personalities to capture the complexities of characters such as Don Draper, Peter Campbell, Harry Crane, Roger Sterling and Ken Cosgrove. Luckily for them, at Southside Showdown, we’re always willing to lend a helping hand.