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The Catbird Speaks 2.18.18 – Fegan v. Boyé

In one corner you have James Fegan, editor emaritus of BP South Side, White Sox beat writer for The Athletic, and someone who has edited countless Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer posts over the years. In the other corner you have Paul Boyé, contributor to The Good Phight, BP Short Relief contributor, one of Nick Schaefer’s best pals, and someone who has never met nor spoken to Collin Whitchurch before this episode was recorded. Listen, as the two match wits in guessing which BP...

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Abreu aims to be running man for White Sox

Jose Abreu wants the green light, a few of them, actually. He needs permission to steal more bases in 2018, he wants to keep his new beard, and in the long term, he's also open to finishing his career with the White Sox.

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Vieira ready to compete in White Sox bullpen

White Sox reliever Thyago Vieira knows it's going to take more than his 100-plus-mph fastball to break camp with the big league club, so he has been working on a plan.

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Brett Ballantini

Flashback: Spring Training 2011

Introducing our new department, in the form of a love letter from seven years ago

Last week, South Side Sox spent time introducing its new writers (and yes, there are still at least a couple of folks to trot out). This week, in the last few days before the rollercoaster of games take us through September (and beyond?), we’re introducing some of the new features that will run from here till you just don’t wanna read ‘em anymore.

First up is Flashback, a look back at a moment in time. It...

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Projections? We don’t need no stinkin’ projections

OK, well, here’s one man’s take on where our Rebuilding Wonders will fall The White Sox seem chronically prone to national disrespect. From ESPN’s unforgettable forgetfulness of the 2005 World Series team (more than once, in fact) to the more recent Wheel of Fortune Folly, the Sox have simply been overlooked. And when it comes to 2018 win projections, various baseball sites have continued the ever-puzzling contempt against the Sox. Hey, at least Fangraphs remembered to include the...

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Danks for Nothin

Projections? We don’t need no stinkin’ projections

OK, well, here’s one man’s take on where our Rebuilding Wonders will fall

The White Sox seem chronically prone to national disrespect.

From ESPN’s unforgettable forgetfulness of the 2005 World Series team (more than once, in fact) to the more recent Wheel of Fortune Folly, the Sox have simply been overlooked.

And when it comes to 2018 win projections, various baseball sites have continued the ever-puzzling contempt against the Sox.

Hey, at least Fangraphs remembered to include the...

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Abreu embraces mentor role with countrymen

Jose Abreu chose to keep his locker just to the left of the entrance as people walk through the doors, with one caveat: Abreu wanted Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, his Cuban countrymen and top young prospects at the heart of the White Sox rebuild, to be next to him.

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Meet the Players: Matthew Smith

Matthew_Smith is a lifelong White Sox fan, as well as a former collegiate outfielder and MLBAM social media/MLB.com employee. He’ll be bringing his social media savvy to South Side Sox, in addition a writing output that may often take a sabermetric turn. Meet the Players: Quick Hits Hometown: Highland Park; grew up in Westport, Conn.; currently reside in Denver. White Sox fan since: Birth. My dad always makes the same joke every time someone asks why I chose the White Sox (quite...

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Brett Ballantini

Meet the Players: Matthew Smith

Matthew_Smith is a lifelong White Sox fan, as well as a former collegiate outfielder and MLBAM social media/MLB.com employee. He’ll be bringing his social media savvy to South Side Sox, in addition a writing output that may often take a sabermetric turn.

Meet the Players: Quick Hits

Hometown: Highland Park; grew up in Westport, Conn.; currently reside in Denver.

White Sox fan since: Birth. My dad always makes the same joke every time someone asks why I chose the White Sox (quite literally...

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Brett Ballantini

Meet the Players: Rob Hill

Rob Hill (realrob2005) has been a diehard White Sox fan for as long as he can remember. He’s tossed out ceremonial first pitches for the Sox, been inside their clubhouse and have had Sox players and personnel such as Chuck Garfien and Tyler Danish on his radio show.

Wait ... dude threw out a first pitch? Please to explain, Rob.

“I was 10 years old (2009), and I went into Great Clips to get a haircut. As I was walking out with my mom, there was a contest to enter with a prize of four free...

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Giolito confident after success at season's end

Standing tall and lean, Lucas Giolito looks every bit the ideal right-handed pitcher. Add a power fastball and plus curveball, and it's no wonder he's been so well regarded for years.

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Brett Ballantini

Oddsmaker tabs White Sox for AL-worst 68 wins and even Pecota is like, jeez, lighten up on the South Siders

It’s come to this? Pecota is gentler than the bookies

Bovada just sent out their baseball win totals for the season, and man, it is a grisly picture for the Chicago White Sox.

Only 68 wins. Sure, Chicago finishes comfortably ahead of the Miami Marlins (64.5 wins) for the race the very bottom, but man, that’s grim. Where is the confidence, worldwide bettors?

Even the Detroit Tigers are projected to be a half-game ahead of the Chisox, according to all those bleary eyes. Perhaps bettors are...

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Oddsmaker tabs White Sox for AL-worst 68 wins and even Pecota is like, jeez, lighten up on the South Siders

It’s come to this? Pecota is gentler than the bookies Bovada just sent out their baseball win totals for the season, and man, it is a grisly picture for the Chicago White Sox. Only 68 wins. Sure, Chicago finishes comfortably ahead of the Miami Marlins (64.5 wins) for the race the very bottom, but man, that’s grim. Even the Detroit Tigers are projected to be a half-game better than the Chisox, in those bleary Vegas eyes. Perhaps they’re tabbing Miggy Cabrera for a 40-120 season, or...

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Vegas book tabs White Sox for AL-worst 68 wins and even Pecota is like, jeez, lighten up on the South Siders

It’s come to this? Pecota is gentler than the bookies Bovada just sent out their baseball win totals for the season, and man, it is a grisly picture for the Chicago White Sox. Only 68 wins. Sure, Chicago finishes comfortably ahead of the Miami Marlins (64.5 wins) for the race the very bottom, but man, that’s grim. Even the Detroit Tigers are projected to be a half-game better than the Chisox, in those bleary Vegas eyes. Perhaps they’re tabbing Miggy Cabrera for a 40-120 season, or...

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Brett Ballantini

Vegas book tabs White Sox for AL-worst 68 wins and even Pecota is like, jeez, lighten up on the South Siders

It’s come to this? Pecota is gentler than the bookies

Bovada just sent out their baseball win totals for the season, and man, it is a grisly picture for the Chicago White Sox.

Only 68 wins. Sure, Chicago finishes comfortably ahead of the Miami Marlins (64.5 wins) for the race the very bottom, but man, that’s grim.

Even the Detroit Tigers are projected to be a half-game better than the Chisox, in those bleary Vegas eyes. Perhaps they’re tabbing Miggy Cabrera for a 40-120 season, or...

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Hot Hand Luc, warming a cold news day

Giolito’s case as Opening Day starter is airtight. For mid-February, at least Set aside the fact for a moment that discussing an Opening Day starter in mid-February is ludicrous. We must set it aside, because on Thursday, White Sox skipper Rick Renteria was asked whether James Shields could be the team’s Opening Day starter at the Kansas City Royals on March 29—and the consummately cheerful mentor said, why yes, he could. To be fair, given Renteria’s unflinchingly positive statements...

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Year of the Hamster

Hot Hand Luc, warming a cold news day

Giolito’s case as Opening Day starter is airtight. For mid-February, at least

Set aside the fact for a moment that discussing an Opening Day starter in mid-February is ludicrous.

We must set it aside, because on Thursday, White Sox skipper Rick Renteria was asked whether James Shields could be the team’s Opening Day starter at the Kansas City Royals on March 29—and the consummately cheerful mentor said, why yes, he could.

To be fair, given Renteria’s unflinchingly positive statements...

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Brett Ballantini

Meet the Players: Year of the Hamster

Sports, health and general interest writer Year of the Hamster comes to South Side Sox after years of lurking, finally putting her enthusiasm and clever turn of phrase to productive use. She has also spent time editing various White Sox publications and books.

Turned on to the team by her husband more than 20 years ago, YOTH counts 2008’s Blackout game as one of her biggest thrills at the park. She also has what is believed to be the longest consecutive-games-posed-with-Elvis streak in Sox...

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Meet the Players: Year of the Hamster

Sports, health and general interest writer Year of the Hamster comes to South Side Sox after years of lurking, finally putting her enthusiasm and clever turn of phrase to productive use. She has also spent time editing various White Sox publications and books. Turned on to the team by her husband more than 20 years ago, YOTH counts 2008’s Blackout game as one of her biggest thrills at the park. She also has what is believed to be the longest consecutive-games-posed-with-Elvis streak in Sox...

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Sox righty Lopez reflects on family's sacrifices

When White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez recalls the people that helped him fulfill his big league dream, he thinks about his grandparents, his mother and the coaches that have shaped his life.

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