KW: A million things, really, but the Number 1 thing was about facing my teammates and having to look them in the eye. These guys that busted their tail all year right alongside me to get to where we were. Having every one of those guys come to my side and tell me it wasn't on me ... it's tough to do that and it says a lot about them.
How bad was the fan reaction?
KW: It was pretty bad. Before I got out of the locker room, the social media was going crazy. There's a line, and some people crossed it. If I do something wrong, I've been taught to take responsibility for it. But when it really comes down to it, a lot of that is irrelevant. You want the guys who are immediately affected by your mistakes to come to your support. You want to make sure these guys aren't saying those kinds of nasty things. To have my teammates take my back kind of overtook [the fan reaction]. People are going to try to kick you when you're down.
Did you get death threats?
KW: Yeah. It's probably some guy who's not too serious. But when you get something like that, you don't want to totally ignore it, because somebody could be serious about it. These guys are passionate about their teams, and you never know what somebody will do in that situation. But you also don't want to sit there and think about it all the time and fear for your life.
Your dad, Kenny, is the general manager of the White Sox. Did you call him right after the game?
KW: He was the first person I saw when I got out of the locker room. He let me know what was coming. First thing he said to me was, "Are you tough enough and are you man enough to bounce back from this?" He had no doubt that I was. There's nothing good about what happened. But you have to learn from it if you expect to be anything moving forward.