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Meet the Players: Jason Kinander

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A lifelong White Sox fan and Chicago sportswriter, Jason Kinander made his debut with us last week, discussing some trade options for the White Sox. Amazingly, he survived that experience in spite of suggesting that José Rodríguez be dealt away for Eduardo Escobar, causing his editor to break out in hives.

Expect similar thought pieces, including today’s stab at who the White Sox should make available in trades, in the future from Jason.

He has had previous writing experience with Da Windy City, and is currently studying at the University of Texas at Austin, which the lead photo should make plain. (Jason’s dad, a TCU graduate, makes getting another Longhorn on staff more palatable. Or, possible at all.) He also co-hosts The Sportscaster and Her Son podcast, with Peggy Kusinski.

Follow Jason’s musings on Twitter @JasonKinander, and please give him a warm South Side Sox welcome!


Hometown Itasca

White Sox fan since Life (started really following the team in 2012)

First White Sox memory 2011 SoxFest

Favorite White Sox memory Watching the Sox sweep the Yankees at home in 2012 — Chris Sale struck out 13, and the White Sox were in first place

Favorite White Sox player Michael Kopech current, Alexei Ramírez former

Next White Sox statue Hawk Harrelson

Next White Sox retired number José Abreu or Chris Sale

Go-to concession food at Sox Park Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Favorite Baseball Movie The Sandlot. Basic answer but an undeniable classic, in addition to being a top quotable movie

Hall of Fame: Speed Round

Mark Buehrle No
Joe Jackson Yes
Paul Konerko No
Minnie Miñoso No
Omar Vizquel Yes
Chris Sale Yes

South Side Sox on the field Center field

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