Casting the Chicago White Sox As AMC’s Mad Men

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Jul 10, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (1) scores a run against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Cosgrove: OF Adam Eaton

Ken Cosgrove is another up-and-comer at SC&P. He’s talented, like Peter Campbell, but good-humored instead of manipulative. He bests Campbell for the Account Director position by signing key accounts for the firm. However, he is not invited to later become part of the new firm created when Roger Sterling, Bert Cooper, Don Draper, and Lane Price leave Sterling Cooper. Wrongs are righted when Ken is invited back into the fold, and eventually becomes the lead account man on the General Motors account. Despite Ken’s commitment to his work, the General Motors team was more committed to drinking, driving, and playing with firearms. As a result, Ken returned from his business trip a little worse for the wear.

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Adam Eaton is a talented young outfielder the White Sox were lucky enough to grab in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to the 2014 season. Eaton is a good-natured young man who works hard day in and day out. He’s a positive source of energy in the clubhouse and his contributions on the field are just as positive. Eaton finished the 2014 season with a .300 batting average as the White Sox leadoff hitter, and earned a gold glove nomination in center field.

Adam is also no stranger to taking his lumps on the field. Eaton has found himself on the disabled list a few times as the result of a collision with the center field wall or a strained muscle from his all-out effort. For Adam, injuries are just another part of the job. I’m sure the fellas at AMC would agree that Adam Eaton’s care-free demeanor and ability to sacrifice his body would make him the perfect replacement for Ken Cosgrove.