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Gamethread: Methup X

Ten years! And, as the undercard, Rangers @ White Sox

Anniversary 5 of the 5th: This was the perfect attendance group for the first five Methups ... five years ago. Today’s host, HSA, is belly-measuring in the middle.
Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to

So, not having participated in many of these and certainly not being a member of the All-Timers group (all 10, HSA, KenWo ... ?), there’s little I can offer in terms of Methup history.

But there are a few recaps on SSS that can fill in some blanks — not just for new SSS members, but for those who were there ... and drank it all away ...

Five years ago was Methup V, by all accounts a ribald affair which included the host leading a chant of Fuck Nick Swisher.

There have been holiday meetups.

There have been playoff watching meetups.

Anyway, I figured with early tailgating for Methup X, and the possibility of a loooooooong game like last night, perhaps I should put up a gamethread simply devoted to the SSS gathering. A place for memories, comments, live reports from the scene, whatever.

In all likelihood, there will be no comments whatsoever! But I want to account for the possibility.

“WSB 2018: Accounting for the Possibilities”

And now, let’s catch you up on today’s batch of injuries and transactions, per the White Sox:

Prior to tonight’s game, the #WhiteSox placed Nicky Delmonico on the 10-day DL with a fractured third metatarsal on his right hand, and recalled RHP Dylan Covey & INF José Rondón from Class AAA Charlotte. Following last night’s game, Chicago optioned Carson Fulmer to Charlotte.

The lineups:

Ariel Jurado was just called up from Frisco to make his major league debut tonight, so, trouble: