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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

South Side Sox Podcast 69 — Soxivus Feats of Strength

Zach Hayes and Joe Resis join Brett Ballantini to review ways Tony La Russa could have the manager’s job wrestled from him for 2022.

Soxivus: Feats of Strength

We’ve aired our grievances, so now it’s time to see who can wrestle the White Sox away from Tony La Russa.

South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 21 — 2021 Winston-Salem Dash Review

Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about a disappointing team that actually started out pretty well.

South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 20 — 2021 Birmingham Barons Review

Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about the only good team in the system — a club that still ended up bad, in the end.

South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 19 — 2021 Charlotte Knights Review

Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about the Triple-A team with a terrible record — but blue-chip prospects feeding the White Sox.

South Side Sox Podcast 68 — Airing of Soxivus Grievances

Tommy Barbee, Adrian Serrano, Zach Hayes, and Joe Resis join Brett Ballantini to review and explain our top White Sox beefs of 2021.

Soxivus: The Airing of Grievances

With the dust settled on a disappointing end for the White Sox, South Side Sox comes together to wail and moan over the season past.

YoYo, Open Mic Night

The first entry in our offseason player profile series takes us to a coffeehouse filled with clove cigarette smoke, broken promises, and the anguish of dreams unfulfilled.

South Side Sox Slackcast 3 — What to Do With Craig Kimbrel

The White Sox have a decision to make on a $16 million option for 2022 — and it’s not an easy one.

South Side Sox Postgame Podcast 8 — Goodbye, 2021 Season

A six-pack of South Side Sox staffers commiserated postgame to discuss the elimination loss and full series, Tony, season highlights, and the friends we made along the way.