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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:

Today in White Sox History: January 3

Ol’ Aches and Pains is in the Army now.

Today in White Sox History: January 2

For the second straight year, the South Siders spend millions on a player with no MLB experience.

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In Memoriam: The White Sox We Lost in 2021

A Cy Young winner, two one-game wonders, and an amazing executive are among the dear departed this year.

Introducing the Miñoso League!

The lockout provides a perfect opportunity to jump-start our staff pickup game — and you can participate, too!

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2021 South Side Sox Final Value Survey

Carlos Rodón takes the surplus value title for the team, but there were fierce battles on both the pitching and hitting sides.

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Roland Hemond: A Look Back at 1977

For the first time, we’re running the GM’s look back at the storied season, in his own words.

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The Cuban Comet Is Finally Set in the Heavens

Breaking T heralds the Hall arrival of Mr. White Sox.

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South Side Sox Podcast 77 — Minnie’s In! and Other Hall of Fame Observations

Adrian Serrano and Joe Resis join Brett Ballantini to discuss the Cuban Comet’s long-delayed invitation to Cooperstown, and more on the Veterans’ ballots.

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Minnie Makes the Hall!

Dick Allen again falls a single short; Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva and Gil Hodges mark a full class elected from the Golden Days Era ballot.

South Side Sox Third Annual Veterans’ HOF Election: No Dice

The ballot, both in our election and the BBWAA veterans’ votes, is too stacked; we’re going to remedy that.