Tyrone Palmer is a lifelong Chicagoan. He is currently a high school social worker. And spending his days with teenagers has required much of the patience he developed through years of Sox fandom.
You might first have heard of Tyrone as the guy who brought attention to the renaming of Loretta’s Lounge, a tweet that brought considerable (deserved) bad publicity to the White Sox.
This legit pissed me off. This was formerly named Loretta’s Lounge after Loretta Micele. She worked concessions for the Sox for 60 years. They dedicated it to her during the 2005 World Series. She gave so much to the organization and replacing her name to that of TLR is shameful. pic.twitter.com/mecpWbTMoU— Tyrone Palmer (@TheTyronePalmer) May 26, 2021
But we brought Tyrone on at South Side Sox not for a viral tweet, but for his smart and funny analysis. Like many of us here, writing and reading, he tries to strike a balance between his analytical mind and outright passion for the team.
Tyrone also loves cheesy 80s hip-hop, Jameson Whiskey, classic Simpsons, and all things Juan Uribe.
He lives on the North Side with his fiancée, who is slowly being converted into a baseball fan.
You can learn more about Tyrone, and listen to his analysis of the 2021 team, in our latest SSS podcast.
Please give him a hearty welcome to South Side Sox!
White Sox fan since 2001
First White Sox memory In 2001, my uncle took me to a game and actually explained baseball to me. I remember getting a 100-year anniversary pennant, and Frank Thomas hitting an absolute tank to center field. From then on, I was hooked.
Favorite White Sox memory The Blackout Game. Easily the best atmosphere I have ever been a part of. The 2008 season was the first year I had cable and was able to watch every game, so I got extremely attached to that team. Seeing them beat the hated Twins in a winner-take-all game is a memory that will be very hard to top.
Favorite White Sox player Tim Anderson
Next White Sox statue José Abreu
Next White Sox retired number 79
Go-to concession food at Sox Park Hot dogs and elotes
Favorite baseball movie Every baseball fan should see Sugar. It’s the best baseball movie I have ever seen, and it is ridiculous how few people have seen it. It focuses on a player from the Dominican Republic working his way through the minors. It provides a tremendous insight into what players go through while trying to adapt to professional baseball while being thousands of miles from home.
Hall of Fame: Speed Round
Mark Buehrle Yes. Last of the workhorse starters, and his numbers look better with each passing year.
Joe Jackson Yes
Paul Konerko Love him, but no
Minnie Miñoso Yes, and it’s an absolute shame he’s not in already
Omar Vizquel No
Chris Sale No
South Side Sox on the field I have always been taller than everyone else, so coaches usually stuck me at first. I have a large target area, although my complete lack of flexibility might be a problem.
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. My thinking part is currently extremely confused, but I want to say, true?