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Meet the Players: Darren Black

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Fearless Forecasters: Both Darren [left] and Eloy predict five titles for the White Sox.

Darren Black (Darren Jackson) will be tackling some weekly Minor League Updates for SSS once the regular season gets rolling, and will be providing some regular summaries of the vaunted White Sox system we haven’t seen before at South Side Sox.

While Mark Buehrle is Darren’s all-time favorite White Sox player, there’s a chance Eloy Jimenez could topple the southpaw one day. So, what’s the deal with the sly five-finger pose both Darren and Eloy are flashing in their SoxFest photo?

“Ha! The five-finger pose doesn’t mean anything,” Darren says. “I was noticing that Eloy would copy the pose the other people were doing. So, I just stuck up five fingers to see if Eloy would copy me, and he did! He seemed to get a kick out of it.”

Meet the Players: Quick Hits

Hometown: Libertyville

White Sox fan since: 1996

First White Sox memory: Magglio Ordonez’s Oh wee Oh Magglio chant

Favorite White Sox memory: Attended the back-to-back-to-back-to-back home run game in 2008.

Favorite White Sox player: Mark Buehrle

Next White Sox statue: Mark Buehrle

Next White Sox retired number: Whatever Eloy’s number is.

Go-to concession food at Sox Park: Churro

HALL OF FAME SPEED ROUND

HAROLD BAINES No

MARK BUEHRLE Yes

JOE JACKSON No

PAUL KONERKO No

MINNIE MIÑOSO Yes

YOAN MONCADA No

CHRIS SALE Yes

South Side Sox on the field: Probably catcher, because I enjoy pitch sequences but can’t pitch at all.

Favorite Baseball Movie: Major League, because I enjoy how it parodies fans with how quickly they can jump on and off the bandwagon even within a single game.

True or false: Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn’t thinking isn’t thinking of. True