It’s another fabulous day for us at South Side Sox, as we get to introduce the second of our two most recent additions to the staff, whip-smart Celeste Rodogno. (Just maybe don’t play sports against her?) We even snuck up a story of hers early, before this intro day, with a very strong debut about: a calendar.
She hops on with Brett Ballantini to talk about injuries sustained as a young athlete, her route to White Sox fandom, and the 2021 club.
- Vinnie the Wonder Dog
- The time junior high basketball opponents ganged up on Celeste to break her hip, then laughed about it (tough? yeah, Celeste didn’t leave the game)
- Celeste’s final pitching performance was a perfect inning — one that left her fingers tingling and her arm dead for days
- Her reaction to SSS’s offer of writing space? 1. They’re trying to sell me something 2. Is this a pyramid scheme? 3. Sure, sounds cool
- We trace Celeste’s route to fandom, which is also detailed at her Meet the Players survey, also up on site this morning
- Celeste’s White Sox memory constant? Not Southpaw, Nancy Faust, or fireworks — but Gene Honda
- How many people to you know who can still wear the first shirt they ever wore to a game, as a kid? Stay tuned for more on that one
- What’s behind the malaise the White Sox have played with since the All-Star break?
- Brett develops an on-the-spot theory as to why only hitters are getting hurt on the 2021 White Sox
Listen below, on our built-in Megaphone player: