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Meet the Players: Celeste Radogno

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Celeste Radogno has no experience with sportswriting, but is just happy to be able to tell her career counselor at law school that she got a paying gig faster on Twitter than with his help over the past two years. Perhaps she will follow in the footsteps of the other prominent lawyers of baseball: Tony La Russa, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Bowie Kuhn, Scott Boras, Rachel Luba ... wait, no, maybe not.

She’s a fresh voice, ready to knock you on your hiney with some irreverent takes, and yes, humor. Celeste’s mom insists she is not funny, but you can’t always trust your mother.

We even snuck her first story up on site yesterday, a very strong debut about ... a calendar. Next up: the recap of this Sunday’s crosstown finale.

And hey, Celeste sat in on the South Side Sox podcast as well. Check it out!

You can follow Celeste on Twitter @C_Spaghett1. And please, offer up a warm, South Side Sox welcome to our newest writer!


Hometown Riverside. I tell out-of-towners that I live next to the Brookfield Zoo, which my high school shared a parking lot with (and on hot days, you could smell the poop).

White Sox fan since The womb (1993). I think if there was any indication I may have come out a Cubs fan, my dad would have left me by a dumpster.

First White Sox memory Went to a game at the Cell with my childhood best friend and her parents. My mom took me to Target before the game to buy me a White Sox shirt. The “E” in “White” was separated by the buttons, and some lady asked me what the “Whit-E-Sox” were.

Favorite White Sox memory Going to Paul Konerko’s jersey retirement day with my dad. Paulie was his favorite player.

Favorite White Sox player Past: Frank Thomas Present: José Abreu

Next White Sox statue José Abreu

Next White Sox retired number No. 79

Go-to concession food at Sox Park Comiskey dog w/ everything on it

Favorite Baseball Movie I would be lying if I didn’t say the Sandlot. Came out the year I was born; it’s a classic.

Hall of Fame: Speed Round

Mark Buehrle Yes
Joe Jackson Yes
Paul Konerko Yes, but I’m biased.
Minnie Miñoso Yes
Omar Vizquel No
Chris Sale Just the tattered remains of his jersey.

South Side Sox on the Field DH or beer girl. I was a fast-pitch pitcher for many years until I tore my labrum, and I can’t throw anymore.

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 It may be false that this is the case that this is or isn’t false.