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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: brettballantini@yahoo.com

2022 South Side Sox Value Survey: Ugh

It’s a fight between Michael Kopech and Dylan Cease for best value on the White Sox, while TA maintains the top spot on the hitters’ side

Fire Tony!

La Russa gets the cannon treatment, in our latest store offering

Bird App Recap: Fi-re To-ny (clap clap clap-clap-clap)!

Yeah, because watching this flaming pile is WAY more fun than witnessing actual victories

Know Your Enemy: Texas Rangers

Catch up on some old friends and take a peek at the pitching matchups this weekend

South Side Sox Postgame Podcast 11 — Tony La Russa calls for an intentional walk, euthanizes fan base

Chrystal O’Keefe, Dante Jones, Sam Sherman, Joe Resis and Brett Ballantini break down the IBB heard around the major leagues and discuss the potential fallout for the team and TLR

SSS on the Farm Podcast 29 — 2022 ACL and DSL previews

Darren Black and Brett Ballantini take a look at the debut of rookie ball, and profile four hitters who stood out last week

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South Side Sox Player of the Week (May 30-June 5): Andrew Vaughn

The shuffled slugger does his best to make a positive overall impact on his struggling club

South Side Sox Podcast 105 — White Sox gut-check, game shows, Steve Stone

It’s an Indianapolis Field Office podcast, with Joe Resis and Chrystal O’Keefe checking in with Brett Ballantini on the State of the Sox, plus Pony scoldings

It’s Gio Day, baby!

Ali White and Adrian Serrano combine forces to create a keeper T-shirt honoring Lucas Giolito

Gamethread: White Sox at Rays

Here we go again