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South Side Sox Podcast 71 — A Soxivus Celebration of the Worst of 2021

Zach Hayes, Joe Resis, Tommy Barbee, Chrystal O’Keefe, Keelin Billue, Jacki Krestel, and Adrian Serrano join Brett Ballantini for a summary of worst White Sox games this season.

We’ve come to the Soxivus week that celebrates the worst games of 2021, and we’ve got seven SSS scribes a-swimming through the season to provide insights on the most painful:

  • Leading off, Joe Resis talks about an April 13 loss that had it all: weak exit velo heartbreakers, nine innings of Bieber, Manfred Mann runners, and Cleveland
  • Handing the mic over the cubicle wall at the Indianapolis Field Office, Chrystal O’Keefe took over to talk about a true injury lowlight of the regular season, when Luis Robert popped a hip on May 2
  • Adrian Serrano, after fielding compliments for his fancy Soxivus T-shirt that is available in unlimited quantities, picked a May game that was absolutely indicative of bullpen management meltdowns to come
  • Keelin Billue stepped up to talk about the one game that made both the best and worst lists for 2021, involving a Smurfy take on a late-game homer
  • Fresh off of a two-minute plank, Jacki Krestel talked about the one loss to the Chicago Cubs all season, and with just a little goading, cussed a blue streak to make it an SSS After Dark™ affair
  • Zach Hayes skipped to the playoffs and spoke of the one truly heartbreaking loss of the postseason, the fall-from-ahead loss to Houston in ALDS Game 2
  • And Father Soxivus, Tommy Barbee, once again brought home the proceedings with some thoughts on the fightless ALDS Game 4, the very end of which Jacki still has not watched
  • In bonus time, we talked the Craig Kimbrel re-up and Carlos Rodón kick-out
  • Does Brett Ballantini lose his voice, and does it come back?
  • There is more Soxivus to come, wrapping up next week with Soxivus Miracles!

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