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South Side Sox Podcast 36 — Going to a Real, Live Baseball Game, Anaheim Flavor

Bill Meincke from the SSS office in L.A. hops on with Brett Ballantini to talk live baseball — even if was one of the Weirdest Games Ever

On Sunday, we had two staff writers and podcasters at the ballgame, chilling together in the Angels Stadium center-field stands, high-fiving over ... four unearned runs on three singles?

Well, no matter, it was live baseball, and while Will Allan wasn’t able to join us (check out his reax to a live game on Wednesday’s Sharing Sox), Bill Meincke hopped on with Brett Ballantini to talk about the experience, and exchange early takes on the White Sox, and other goofiness:

  • A singing intro from Brett? A singing intro from Brett! (h/t Rob Colletti)
  • The sheer joy of being back in the ballpark — and, in California, being surrounded by Sox fans
  • Masked fandom was Bill’s first experience at Angel Stadium — and so was Brett’s, a decade earlier
In May 2011, the Angel Stadium handed out free lucha libre masks to everyone, in pursuit of a Guinness World Record. Press row got them, too. I covered the entire game with mine on.
  • Unearned runs offense!
  • The Curious Case of Cease’s Hook
  • Bill’s road to writing for South Side Sox (which includes stopovers at Second City, network TV, and even Kings writing for Los Angeles Sports Nation
  • Neither Brett nor Bill were taken in the MLB draft — but what about the Wiffleball draft?
  • Concerns for the club going forward, after the 1-3 start, including a rotation taking too many pitches to cover too few innings
  • Things to be excited about coming out of the weekend, including Tony La Russa vibing with this team, the Yerminator and that megadeep pen
  • Do the pair predict a series sweet at Seattle? Yes, the pair predicts a series sweep at Seattle

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