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Meet the Players: Bill Meincke

Like Jeremy Karll, Bill Meincke has been writing for us regularly back into spring training, taking our regular Wednesday coverage now into the regular season. And you may have heard Bill on his podcast with Rob Colletti, The Big Blurt, which debuted on the monolithic South Side Sox Podcast Network and Hot Takes Emporium beginning in January — it may be a sloppy comp, but Bill plays a bit of Elwood Blues to Rob’s Jake, and I believe if you look at their fists, one has an “ELOY” tattoo, the other “YOÁN.”

Bill, transplanted out to L.A., has strong connections to hockey royalty that sees him also writing on the Los Angeles Kings. Beyond his forays into sportswriting, Bill is an actor with past stops at Second City and Chicago P.D., among many others.

You can follow him on Twitter at @BillMeincke, and enjoy his regular season debut with us at South Side Sox today!

Please give Bill a nice welcome to South Side Sox!

Hometown Des Plaines

White Sox fan since BIRTH. I was number three of four boys. The doctor yelled, “You can put it on the boooooooard, YES!”

First White Sox memory One of the last games at the OG Comiskey when I was a wee little lad. Do I miss it? Yes. Do I remember it? No.

Favorite White Sox memory It was Sept. 20, 2005. “Living on a Prayer” just finished blasting throughout the Cell. Joe Crede stepped to the plate. Two pitches into the bottom of the 10th, he smashed a walk-off homer against Cleveland to keep the White Sox in first place.

Favorite White Sox player Joe Crede, Jefferson City’s finest.

Next White Sox statue Mark Alan Buehrle

Next White Sox retired number: José Abreu

Go-to concession food at Sox Park: El Cubanos, baby!

Favorite Baseball Movie, and why: The Sandlot. The team was stacked: Timmy and Tommy Timmons, Bertram Grover Weeks, Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan, Kenny DeNunez, Hamilton “Ham” Porter, Scotty Smalls, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, Michael “Squints” Palledorous

Hall of Fame, yes or no?

Mark Buehrle Yes
Joe Jackson No
Paul Konerko No
Minnie Miñoso Should be, but no
Omar Vizquel - Yes
Chris Sale - No

South Side Sox on the diamond Second baseman. I’m the poor man’s Nick Madrigal.

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. True