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
- 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
Listen below, on our built-in Megaphone player:
or follow along with every episode at Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and watch the podcast play out on video at that online hit factory, South Side Hit Pen’s YouTube channel.