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South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 18 — System Surprises!

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Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about the best and worst surprises of the Birmingham, Winston-Salem, Kannapolis and ACL seasons.

Darren Black and Brett Ballantini took a few weeks off (!) but are back with the Farm podcast. With Birmingham, Winston-Salem, Kannapolis and the ACL White Sox all finished for the year, we took a look at good and bad surprises from the 2021 season.

  • The curious case of Birmingham Barons late collapse out of the playoffs, including the first rainout clinch in recent history or memory
  • Another bit of a 40-man primer, provided by Darren, re: Micker Adolfo
  • There was no worse team in the system, May aside, than the Dash. Wow.
  • Hey, remember Bryce Bush?
  • Jared Kelley, and Kanny’s tragic tripod of terror rotation utterly flaming out in 2021
  • You know, everybody’s a Bluto or a Sweet Pea next to Popeye
  • On that note, AZL/ACL whisperer Brett deems Terrell Tatum 2022’s Popeye
  • And yeah, let’s talk about Darren becoming an Oakland fan, along with his dog, Connie Mack. Perhaps once he receives his official Bash Brothers™ steroid party pack, our core updater will return to White Sox fandom

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