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Experiencing 2005: Opening Day, 4/4/05

It’s Opening Day, 2005! And our diarist was there to witness the start of something great. She just doesn’t know it yet.

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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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Dingers and zombies and nerds, oh, my!

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

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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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So, you’ve decided to become a White Sox fan …

Are you eager to partake in some base-ball rooting this summer? Not sure where to start? Simply Sox-curious? Our orientation packet is here to guide you through the first steps of your impending sickness.

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We need to talk about The Hat

This assault on the eyes begs the question: On what day did New Era make these abominations, and couldn’t they have rested on that day instead?

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Southpaw: America’s true, gritty, working-class mascot

Gaze into Southpaw’s eyes, and you will not see a void; you will see a comrade looking back at you saying, “Damn the man. Gritty, who?”

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A visit from St. Reinsdorf

“Happy Christmas to all, and taking a walk is all right.”

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P*RO*S*P*E*C*T: You tell ’em, Aretha

For fun and frolic, top prospects lists are plenty fun. But swearing by sub-majors talent is a sure way to punch a ticket to madness.

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If you can’t beat ’em, out-BS ’em

The closing section of the South Side Hit Pen Podcast 3, dealing with possible White Sox slogans for 2020, indicated…

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Shut up, haters: Tim Anderson wins batting title

Some people only want to see Tim for his shortcomings. But you know what? At the end of the day, he’s a batting champion and they’re not.

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José Abreu: 999 Emergency

José Abreu is about to go four figures on the lumberometer, having amassed 999 career hits. How about we soundtrack the feat?

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MLB cancels White Sox 2020 spring training?

The Pale Hose, once again, were tossed into the memory hole.

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