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Actor (final credit: murdered by Albert Einstein in "Carnage Hall"), musician (Ethnocentric Republicans), and Nerf hoops champion, Wiffleball aficionado and onetime bilingual kindergarten teacher, Brett Ballantini has written about baseball, basketball and sometimes hockey, for the NBA, MLB, NHL, and Slam, Hoop, Sporting News, the Athletic, Sports Illustrated, South Side Hit Pen, SB Nation and others. He was CSN Chicago’s Blackhawks beat writer when their 49-year Stanley Cup drought ended in 2009-10, and took over the White Sox beat after that. He also wrote a book about Ozzie Guillén but is running out of space, so follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and he'll probably tell you even more about himself than you ever wanted to know. To contact the dude that runs this joint:

Breaking T’s Chisox Sugar Skulls Are Sizzling

Granted, I don’t have any idea what this is, but I’m digging the Day of the Dead vibe. Maybe you are, too?

Zack Is Back!

Do you hate the move, or merely not like it?

South Side Sox Podcast 65 — Black and White Sox

Di Billick joins Brett Ballantini to discuss the emotional state of White Sox fans (and advice for them), as well as a bit of drill-down into the final three weeks of the season.

White Sox Minor League Update: September 11, 2021

Some things remain constant, like Birmingham winning again and the ACL White Sox streaking

White Sox Minor League Update: September 10, 2021

Just in a nick of time, the org starts winning ... wait, the season doesn’t play until December?

White Sox Minor League Update: September 9, 2021

A lotta wins, a lotta drama, four XBH for Luis Mieses, a game to remember from Craig Dedelow, and a rare, tag-team effort on the writeup by two Update All-Stars

Pito’s Prowess Portends Productive Postseason

José Abreu winning Player of the Month for a second straight August births a possible new nickname, borrowed from Cienfuegos itself: La Perla del Lado Sur

South Side Sox Podcast 64 — Onward to Oakland

Joe Resis joins Brett Ballantini to talk about the current state of the Sox: rotation woes, whether the offense can pick things up, and the TWTW of Tim Anderson and Tony La Russa

White Sox Minor League Update: September 4, 2021

Head above water for the system tonight, with Norge Vera blowing away hitters in the DSL, with Kade McClure at Triple-A not far behind.

South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 16 — September Call-Ups, Catching and Starters Depth

Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about the amazing Romy González and the expanded roster, Seby v. Zack, and the loss of Taylor Varnell