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Today in White Sox History: January 31

Two inventions: A new piece of equipment, and a new ballpark name.

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Jace Fry, bullpen man of mystery

It’s a make-or-break season for the erratic Jace Fry.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 90: Danny Dopico

Danny Dopico has pretty much seen success at every pro stop he’s made.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 91: Cristian Mena

Cristian Mena hasn’t pitched a pro inning, but his future seems as promising as any.

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Today in White Sox History: January 29

39 years ago, Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn took over the Chicago White Sox.

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Today in White Sox History: January 28

Today’s the day the White Sox acquired a troublemaker, both on and off the field.

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Today in White Sox History: January 27

Extraordinary addition Tadahito Iguchi signs with the White Sox!

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SSHP Podcast 11: Can the defense rest?

Leigh Allan hops on the podcast to talk defense, strikeouts, and the audacity of hope.

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Today in White Sox History: January 25

A clever chess move by Roland Hemond netted the White Sox a crosstown haul.

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Today in White Sox History: January 24

A lucky break saw a fifth starter afterthought blossom into an All-Star — and then get flipped for another All-Star!

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It’s time for the third annual White Sox Hall of Fame vote!

The most fun ballot of the Hall of Fame season is upon us!

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Today in White Sox History: January 22

A uniform innovation + one glorious swan song season makes this a splendid White Sox day.

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Backup backstop: McCann vs. Collins

With all the additions to the 2020 team, Zack Collins makes more sense as the backup catcher than James McCann.

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SSHP Podcast 10: The Continuing Story of Bumbling Astros … and Minnie makes the Hall!

Tune in for a fun discussion on the ongoing cheating scandal, as well as SSHP HOF results!

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South Side Hit Pen elects Derek Jeter and Larry Walker as its 2020 Hall of Fame class

Two all-time greats join the hallowed halls of the SSHP HOF.

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Minnie Miñoso makes the South Side Hit Pen Hall of Fame!

Beloved Mr. White Sox, Minnie Miñoso, gets his due from the SSHP electorate.

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Today in White Sox History: January 20

Two brilliant deals, almost 20 years apart.

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Today in White Sox History: January 19

The greatest ballpark many of us will ever know started to become a reality 111 years ago today.

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Manager Rumor Mill: Garbage Can Edition

With this week’s scandals in Houston, Boston and New York, it’s time to update the managerial scorecard!

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Great Expectations, out of a Bleak House

Slow your sad roll, White Sox fans: 2020 was always just going to be an appetizer for 2021.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 3: Zack Collins

The young catcher reviews his 2019 season, as he looks to take the momentum of his finish into spring training and the regular season.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 3: Danny Mendick

After a fantastic debut in 2019, the utility ace aims to stick in the majors for good.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 3: Ricky Renteria

At Hitter’s Camp in Glendale, el jefe weighs in on Danny Mendick, Zack Collins and Blake Rutherford.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 3: Blake Rutherford

The top outfield prospect hopes to make his strong second half in Birmingham last year the template for his entire 2020 season.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 3: batting cages

White Sox TV presents some raw looks at several young players at Hitter’s Camp, including Blake Rutherford, Luis González, Danny Mendick, Seby Zavala, Micker Adolfo, Gavin Sheets, Luis Basabe and Yermín Mercedes.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 2: Andrew Vaughn

Vaughn discusses dancing with pitchers, the excited anticipation of his first spring training, highlights of his Team USA experience, and being a “shorter” first baseman.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 2: Nick Madrigal

Madrigal speaks about his relationship with new hitting coach Frank Menechino, his adjustment to Triple-A, and winning a Gold Glove.

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Today in White Sox History: January 15

Another clever move from Ken Williams brought Bartolo Colon to Chicago — at least, it was clever the first time.

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Hitter’s Camp Day 2: Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal talks offseason workouts, and his undeniable excitement over the White Sox future, on Day 2 of Hitter’s Camp at Camelback.

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Hitter’s Camp: Day 2, plus Ricky

Day 2 of Hitter’s Camp features some batting cage footage, as well as a one-on-one with Ricky Renteria.

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SSHP Podcast 9: The Houston Asterisks

Colleen Sullivan joins Brett Ballantini for a robust discussion of the penalties levied by MLB on the Houston Astros, as well as Hall of Fame voting.

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First taste of spring: Batting cages, Camelback Ranch

The sights and sounds of spring training, a couple of weeks early.

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Today in White Sox History: January 14

Two trades that ended up as steals for the South Siders — for decidedly different reasons.

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South Side Hit Pen Podcast 8: The return of the Black Sox Brothers!

It’s the BSBP debut, with hot stove talk, pet cameos, and thigh talk!

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 92: Wilber Perez

Keep an eye on this very impressive righty, who survived a big jump from the DSL to Kannapolis.

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Today in White Sox History: January 12

Offseason larceny found junk shipped up north for 2000-season treasure.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 93: Cameron Simmons

After dropping a bit in the draft, Simmons hit the ground running in the White Sox system.

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Today in White Sox History: January 10

A tale of two terrible transactions.

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2020 South Side Hit Pen Hall of Fame Vote

It’s time to vote for the 2020 South Side Hit Pen Hall of Fame!

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Friday’s arbitration deadline makes a busy week busier for the White Sox

In a busy week, let’s preview of this week’s arbitration deadline, and review overall White Sox payroll.

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Parrot Power: Edwin Encarnación officially signs with the White Sox

The Parrot Power bat of Edwin Encarnación joins the White Sox, officially.

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The money continues to be spent: Steve Cishek signs with the White Sox

Steve Cishek, submarine delivery man, is the latest addition to the fortified 2020 White Sox.

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Meet the Players: Keelin Billue

Hey hey, it’s Keelin Billue, bringing Southern sass, sharp humor and a big heart to us at South Side Hit Pen!

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La Pantera has arrived

What is it about panthers? Our newest writer, Keelin Billue, examines the mystic properties that bring a particular Pantera to Chicago.

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Today in White Sox History: January 6

15 years ago today, the White Sox acquired one wild and crazy guy!

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect No. 94: Karan Patel

Patel is one of several promising arms drafted in 2019 by the White Sox.

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Today in White Sox History: January 4

A temporary solution to a revolving door in right field arrived in 1993.

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Mind the gap at second base

Second base has been overlooked as a White Sox priority for 2020, with Nick Madrigal looming down in Charlotte. But there are three solid options out there to bridge what could be a months-long gap.

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South Side Hit Pen Podcast No. 7: Jerry Reinsdorf can’t take it with him

The Cat comes back: But as relief pitcher or beer vendor? (Wikipedia) In what can only be termed a rollicking Hit…

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SSHP Podcast 7 – Janice, Colleen, BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

In what can only be termed a rollicking Hit Pen podcast, Janice Scurio and Colleen Sullivan join Brett Ballantini in…

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SSHP Podcast 7 – Janice, Colleen, BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

In what can only be termed a rollicking Hit Pen podcast, Janice Scurio and Colleen Sullivan join Brett Ballantini in…

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SSHP Podcast 7 – Janice, Colleen, BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

In what can only be termed a rollicking Hit Pen podcast, Janice Scurio and Colleen Sullivan join Brett Ballantini in…

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SSHP Podcast – Janice, Colleen, BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

In what can only be termed a rollicking Hit Pen podcast, Janice Scurio and Colleen Sullivan join Brett Ballantini in…

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South Side Hit Pen Podcast No. 6: Luis Robert, welcome to the South Side!

James Fox, South Side Hit Pen managing editor who broke the Luis Robert extension story 10 days ago and confirmed the extension today, jumps on the the Emergency Pantera Network podcast to talk Robert, the no-risk nature of the extension, and bullpen help going forward.

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SSHP Podcast 6 – James Fox & BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

James Fox, South Side Hit Pen managing editor who broke the Luis Robert extension story 10 days ago and confirmed…

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SSHP Podcast 6 – James Fox & BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

James Fox, South Side Hit Pen managing editor who broke the Luis Robert extension story 10 days ago and confirmed…

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SSHP Podcast 6 – James Fox & BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

James Fox, South Side Hit Pen managing editor who broke the Luis Robert extension story 10 days ago and confirmed…

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SSHP Podcast 6 – James Fox & BB – 2020 – 01 – 02

James Fox, South Side Hit Pen managing editor who broke the Luis Robert extension story 10 days ago and confirmed…

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Inaugural South Side Hit Pen Veteran’s Committee Hall of Fame election: final round

Tired of dopey BBWAA votes? In the first of three offseason Hall of Fame votes, we present our own South Side Hit Pen Veteran’s Committee FINAL ballot.

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