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The White Sox (sort of) explain what their 'stirring the pot' celebration means

The first rule about the humorous "stirring the pot" theme currently making its way through the White Sox clubhouse is the White Sox don't talk about "stirring the pot."

"Yeah, it's, unfortunately, none of your business," said White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham with a smile when asked about it Monday by the media. "But you can make your own assumptions."

This whole process began when highlighter yellow T-shirts showed up in the clubhouse last homestand, with the front featuring a martini glass and headshot of Adam Eaton atop the drink stirrer. The back had the quote, "I'm the straw that stirs the drink," which Eaton has used a few times to describe his role at the top of the lineup.

On Sunday, when Beckham lined a walk-off single off Aroldis Chapman, he did the drink stirring motion celebrating around second.

A picture of Beckham in his teens also has popped up in the home clubhouse Sunday and the visiting clubhouse in Milwaukee on Monday.

"We're just messing around and having some fun," Beckham said. "I mean, it's always fun to win games and it's definitely fun to win like that. I haven't had that feeling in like six years, so that was a lot of fun for me. It was good, a good day."

"That's the showing of a good team," Eaton said. "I was fortunate to be on a couple of championship clubs in the Minor Leagues and that's what you have in the clubhouse. A club that can laugh together usually will win. It's fun to see and puts a smile on everyone's face."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.