Posted in 2020 Baseball-Reference Simulation

Mazara’s heroics lead the White Sox to a thrilling win in simulation

Nomar Mazara helped the White Sox snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat.

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Today in White Sox History: March 31

Frank Thomas was the first White Sox player to homer in a regular-season March game.

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Today in White Sox History: March 30

Three great transactions — and one that Slammed the Sox.

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Posted in 2005 Anniversary Recaps

Crede, Konerko power the White Sox to a 3-1 win

Joe Crede’s double gave the White Sox a lead that did not relinquish.

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Posted in Podcast

SSHP Podcast 22: Lurker Laura and the 2005 White Sox

Some frank talk on the changes to baseball in 2020, and some celebratory recollections of the 2005 White Sox.

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Posted in Offbeat White Sox History

Experiencing 2005: The Offseason

On the 15th anniversary of the triumphant 2005 season, we debut a season diary from one of our favorite voices.

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This Weekend in White Sox History

A big trade, and three big hits dominate these two days.

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Posted in 2005 Anniversary Recaps

García, Podsednik lead White Sox to 2-1 win

Two runs were enough for the White Sox, as the wind was blowing in all afternoon at Jacobs Field.

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Posted in 2005 Anniversary Recaps

Lucky seventh inning leads the White Sox past Minnesota

A four-run seventh inning put the White Sox ahead for good.

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Posted in Armour Square Park League

Doleful drubbing in Chinatown, 16-1

It was a Thursday night massacre in the Armour Square Park League.

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Buehrle shines as White Sox win season opener, 1-0

Just one run was good enough for another Opening Day win for the South Side’s favorite southpaw.

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Posted in 2020 Strat-o-Matic Simulation

The White Sox drop their simulated home opener, 5-2

Today’s simulated Strat setback is summarized by the most sprightly of our season recappers.

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A Conversation With: Chuck Garfien

Want to learn about the reckless abandon it takes to wade into masses of White Sox fans, or listen to BRUUUUUCE? We’ve got the Q&A for you.

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Posted in Armour Square Park League

Opening Day: Bridgeport Hit Men 3, Douglas South Siders 2

Solid pitching from Brett Ballantini, a co-MVP day from Joe Resis and a rally-starting homer from Julie Brady paced the win.

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Posted in Top 100 Prospects

South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 45: Craig Dedelow

While he’s going to have to start making a move up the prospect charts quickly, with a projectable body, plus power, and a focus on the intangibles, Dedelow still presents a case for optimism.

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Today in White Sox History: March 23

Out goes a future GM; in comes a spectacular one-hit wonder.

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SSHP Podcast 21: baseball bracketology

Live from Florida, it’s a deep dive into Owen Schoenfeld’s baseball bracketology, including sleepers for 2020 and some upset specials — most centering around the truncated season ahead.

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Today in White Sox History: March 21

The first day of spring marks the dawn of the White Sox — as well as a horrific injury to an all-time great.

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Meet the Players: Sam Sherman

Meet the newest team member, a broadcaster/writer with a strange penchant for The Fan.

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Baseball bracketology: 2020 White Sox’s Final Four, Cinderellas, Upsets, and Bubble Watch

With March Madness canceled and Major League Baseball on an indefinite hiatus, it’s time to try to fill the void by analyzing the 2020 season through a new lens

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Today in White Sox History: March 19

Go figure, there was a tiny media ripple on this day 41 years ago.

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A Conversation With: Herb Lawrence

The Score producer and popular podcast personality weighs in on the 2020 White Sox, fan memories, and his beloved Illini.

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Today in White Sox History: March 18

Two stellar (and relatively late) additions to the club were smashing successes.

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Posted in Offbeat

Dingers and zombies and nerds, oh, my!

Want to play free baseball online? Unless you dig the longball, good luck.

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Posted in Top 100 Prospects

South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 46: Zach Remillard

While an older prospect, this Swiss army knife player has a bit of Danny Mendick in him.

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Today in White Sox History: March 17

The Baseball Palace of the World began construction 110 years ago today.

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Posted in Breaking News

Time to call it a season

With the forecast calling for long virus-battling delays, it might be time to look toward 2021.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 47: Ronaldo Guzman

Looking for a starter with ridiculously high upside? Take a look at this 17-year-old.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 48: Johan Dominguez

The White Sox are protecting this promising righty, and for good reason.

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Today in White Sox History: March 15

Bill Veeck came back to the White Sox, saving the team from a move to Seattle.

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Card of the Month: 1972 Enzo Hernandez

How to sum up a baseball career? Wth a blank back.

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Coronavirus concerns: What’s next for us?

Despite a big interruption to the regular schedule, SSHP will be providing plenty of content during the break.

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Arm swing, and Louisville things, with Zack Burdi

Has a change in arm swing played a key role in Zack Burdi’s resurgence? He lets us know — and more — in an SSHP exclusive.

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Posted in Podcast

SSHP Podcast 20: 2020 promotions

Want to know when to receive a free Buster Posey neck pillow? Circular beach towel … in Cleveland? Something called a … sleeveless hoodie? Tune in, and learn.

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Michael Kopech can transform the White Sox in 2020

Returning from Tommy John surgery, Michael Kopech has a chance to be a real weapon for the Chicago White Sox during the 2020 season.

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Kopech throws 100, but Sox offense lags behind

Let’s put it this way: Michael Kopech was on fire, and that was the most important development of the day.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 49: Sammy Peralta

The southpaw is another hunch that’s playing out wonderfully so far for the White Sox.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 50: Caleb Freeman

This “Wild Thing” had a tame — but killer — pro debut.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 51: Jason Bilous

Bilous appears to have a promising future as a short man out the bullpen.

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(Spring) 1919 World Series rematch ends in 3-3 tie (sans Mafia or bans)

A ninth-inning rally tied it, behind — who else? — Yermín Mercedes.

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Yermín Mercedes, on the road to the Majors

His time to mash in the Majors has finally come.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 52: Taylor Varnell

This slick southpaw mastered every challenge thrown at him in 2019.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 53: Harvin Mendoza

Mendoza cooled in the second half, but his bat is for real.

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White Sox attack early, top Royals 5-4 as part of a Sunday sweep!

Two wins on Sunday for the White Sox, including a Camelback tilt filled with pitching highlights.

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This Week in White Sox History: March 8-14

In our first weekly collection of White Sox dates, Michael Jordan and Sports Illustrated dominate.

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Today in White Sox History: March 7

Bill Veeck officially became the White Sox owner for the first time 61 years ago.

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Six-run sixth falls short in 12-7 loss

A valiant comeback falls short, making Saturday an (hopefully) forgettable game.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 54: Caberea Weaver

If Weaver can make better contact, speed will become an even bigger factor in his game.

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South Side Hit Pen Top Prospect 55: Logan Glass

Glass impressed with his pro cameo in 2019.

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Today in White Sox History: March 6

Welcome home, White Sox!

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SSHP Podcast 19: Yoán Moncada extension

James Fox hops on to talk with Brett Ballantini about his latest scoop, breaking the Yoán Moncada contract extension, and lots of other spring training stuff.

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White Sox, Yoán Moncada agree to extension

The South Side’s most complete player is locked up for at least five more seasons.

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Today in White Sox History: March 4

Three superstar additions — two of them future Hall-of-Famers — with very different backgrounds joined the White Sox.

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White Sox ride big seventh inning to 5-1 win

The White Sox used a varied attack to leave the Brewers all wet.

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Posted in Meet the Players

Meet the Players: Amber Giese

Welcome our newest writer — and one of the newest Chicago White Sox fans!

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Posted in Offbeat

A fan’s guide to the quirkiest 2020 MLB team promotional items

Doing a ballpark tour this summer? An obsessive collector of team giveaways? Simply like mocking the inanity of MLB promo departments? Here’s the guide you’ve been dying for.

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SSHP Podcast 18: Chuck Garfien

The voice of NBC Sports baseball hops on with us to talk early Cactus League trends, including the darling of camp, Yermín Mercedes.

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Posted in White Sox Game Recap

Sox fall to A’s, 6-5 but Delmonico stays hot

Some ups (Nicky Delmonico! Adam Engel!), some downs (Adalberto Mejía, Carson Fulmer) today — in other words, a typical spring game.

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Podcast 17: Yolmer Sánchez, and more Cactus chat

Some concentrated Yolmer Sánchez talk, as well as a bit of Sanders fan bio and our takes on how the Cactus League has progressed to date.

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Look, it’s spring training, OK? White Sox fall to Padres, 3-1

What else do you need to hear? We saw a solid four inning start from seafoam-green glove haver Dallas Keuchel, who gave up one run on six hits, striking out one and walking one. However, the White Sox fell to the San Diego Padres at Camelback Ranch on Monday afternoon, 3-1.

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Eight-run inning propels White Sox to wild win

A wild, eight-run fourth inning was “all” the White So needed to secure a victory in this wild one.

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Podcast 16: The Cactus League goes boom! (thx Eloy y Luis)

Another weekend of on-site coverage from Sean Williams leads to more Cactus League talk on the podcast!

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