As soon as Sam Sherman signed up with us at the South Side Hit Pen WordPress, he started killing it with a series of compelling conversations with some of the players in the White Sox social media universe. When we moved to Sports Illustrated, Sam stepped up his game and did a number of Zoom conversations in a similar vein, with ever more interesting subjects, including Jason Kipnis, Danny Farquhar and Jonathan Nelson of the Birmingham Barons.
Well, I’d seen enough, and when the time came for us to start covering the White Sox on the beat, Sam stepped up into the role of our primary beat writer on the team. And even then, he didn’t stop with the bonus content, as in addition to covering games he had one-on-ones with Danny Mendick, Eloy Jiménez, Luis Robert and others.
In short, if not our MVP, Sam was our Rookie of the Year last year. We’re happy to have him back, in fact debuting at South Side Sox, as our Thursday recapper.
This lifelong, die-hard White Sox fan also hosts our North Side Sox podcast with Janice Scurio, so you’ll be seeing him around these parts plenty.
So enjoy learning about this new player, and take time to welcome Sam to the team!
White Sox fan since as far back as I can remember (Dad is a Sox fan, his dad was a Sox fan, one of those deals)
First White Sox memory I vaguely remember being at a game when I was very young seeing Frank Thomas absolutely demolish a ball down the left-field line, I think against the Mariners.
Favorite White Sox memory In 2005, my dad and all of his friends (all life-long, die-hard Sox fans) were at our house to watch the clincher. After the final out, they were all crying tears of joy, and I’ll never forget that.
Favorite White Sox player Ray Durham
Next White Sox statue Have to think Abreu will get one at some point.
Next White Sox retired number 79
Go-to concession food at Sox Park I don’t think I enjoy a single food more than I enjoy a Merkts Burger
Favorite baseball movie I mean, I’ll never not watch Moneyball when it’s on, but I’m going to go with The Fan because it’s so dumb, but so wonderful.
HALL OF FAME: SPEED ROUND
Mark Buehrle Yes
Joe Jackson Yes
Paul Konerko No
Minnie Miñoso Yes
Omar Vizquel No
Chris Sale Yes
South Side Hit Pen on the field First base
True or false: Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn’t thinking isn’t thinking of. Yes.