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Gamethread: Tigers at White Sox

Reynaldo López takes the hill, trying to exact revenge for the opening weekend sweep that sent everything so far south, so soon ...

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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

First, developments heading into the weekend:

The White Sox are giving away a onesie in September.

The sort of a-little-too-late Hawk victory tour rolls on with some interesting pairings, while Steve Stone and Jason Benetti perhaps actually will have a meal with one another during the time off:

Personally, I hope this is an entree to get A.J. involved in White Sox broadcasts full-time. Maybe he can just roam around the park during home games, accepting accolades from adoring fans and giving people crap for whatever it is A.J. likes to take the piss out of people for.

On the Hawk-A.J. broadcast day, September 2, there’s this marvel, which may make the Hawk alarm clock pale by comparison:

And finally, an actual baseball move: Triple-A Charlotte reliever Gregory Infante was outrighted off of the 40-man roster today. Chris Beck recently suffered the same fate, and is now a New York Met; we’ll see if the Baltimore Orioles or any other club bites on Infante or not.

The best White Sox starter not named after a legendary 1960s songwriter (OK, I made that up, Covey), Reynaldo López, takes the hill tonight vs. the Detroit Tigers.

Somehow, Leonys Martin is still starting and leading off for the Tigers, yet Detroit remains 7 12 games better than the White Sox: