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The Best of Wimpy and Benetti

The three-game pairing this weekend generated some old Paciorek favorites, as well as mined new material

Whip-Smart: The pairing of Benetti — who grew up watching Hawk and Wimpy — and Paciorek made two losses in three games palatable.
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

Boy, if nothing else, today’s broadcast indicates the obvious. For all the nostalgia, fairly tough listen, no?

Contrast that with the snap and pop of the Wimpy & Benetti broadcasts of the past few days. Even the corny or rerun material was fun. And sometimes, there was some insight packed into it.