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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:

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

Breaking T Has Crowned Yaz the Bat Drop King!

New duds for our breakout backstop are available now

South Side Sox Podcast 63 — One Month to Go!

Darren Black, Joe Resis, and Zach Hayes join Brett Ballantini to talk about the stretch run of the season, the Sox-Cubs rivalry, team MVPs — and the optics of "thumbs-down"

White Sox Minor League Update: August 28, 2021

One big inning in Charlotte and Glendale pace wins, and Denny Mendick walks away the biggest hero

Gamethread: Cubs at White Sox

Insert football score joke here

South Side Sox Podcast 62 — Meet Di Billick, Who HATES the Cubs

The actor, comedian, writer and new staffer talks about her path to fandom, the crosstown rivals, and impressions of the 2021 season

Flashback: White Sox-Cubs Crosstown Play

Intracity games stretch farther back — with much more lopsided results — than you think

South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 15 — Pitching Depth, and Three Shooting Stars

Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about the ever-thinning pitching depth in the system, and some middle infield bright spots