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South Side Sox Podcast 41 — Another New Member of Our Lineup, and an Early 2021 Review

Brett Ballantini is joined by new SSS writer Hannah LaMotta to discuss her fan and writing background, and evaluate the 2021 team to date

It’s another paisan podcast, and who doesn’t love those?

New South Side Sox writer Hannah LaMotta is our regular Sunday recapper, spot feature writer, and soon-to-be AL Central roundup writer, so sit tight, a lotta LaMotta heading your way. As part of our new writer podcast weekend, Brett got a chance for the first time to catch up with her and talk some White Sox!

Highlights of our talk together:

  • Hannah’s first favorite season, and the random players she still can count among her favorites
  • The strange pull of Gordon Beckham — and how much of it is that walk-up song
  • Who among us hasn’t teared up watching the Paul Konerko farewell video on the bus on our way to school?
  • We figure out who “must have” inspired Hannah into sports journalism with his stellar beat work covering the 2011 White Sox
  • Are the White Sox on the verge of a breakout?
  • Early 2021 MVPs: Luis Robert and Michael Kopech
  • Early Cold Cats: Garrett Crochet and Andrew Vaughn

Listen below, on our built-in Megaphone player:

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