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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

Durham clinches the postseason with rout in Charlotte

Craig Dedelow pitched tonight, and was one of the highlights of the game, and if that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about how things went this subhed has failed

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SSS on the Farm Podcast 33 — Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 2022 season review

Darren Black and Brett Ballantini review this year’s standouts in Low-A

Colás piles up four more hits in Charlotte loss

However, he was caught stealing second and is thus mortal

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SSS on the Farm Podcast 32 — DSL and ACL 2022 season review

Darren Black and Brett Ballantini review this year’s rookie league standouts and setbacks

Knights clobbered by Jumbo Shrimp, 12-3

John Parke has had better days

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The end of Projecting the AL Central race

Cleveland, as predicted, wins the division. But boy, did they make it look easy

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South Side Sox Podcast 120 — Death of the 2022 season

Allie Wesel, Dante Jones, Joe Resis and Melissa Sage-Bollenbach join Brett Ballantini to talk about our stages of grief over this failed year — and an uninspiring look toward 2023

Projecting the AL Central race: September 20

Unless the White Sox sweep Cleveland this week, the race may be over

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South Side Sox Podcast 119 — Comerica Park review, Cleveland Guardians preview

Recent road-trippers Chrystal O’Keefe and Elizabeth Gonzales join Brett Ballantini to talk about Detroit’s ballpark, and take a look ahead to the White Sox "playoffs" this week

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South Side Sox Podcast 118 — Previewing the “Series of the Season”

Melissa Sage-Bollenbach, Joe Resis, and Jordan Hass join Brett Ballantini to gut-check the playoff chances, and take a look ahead to the big Cleveland face-off