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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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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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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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Robert and Jiménez shine, but White Sox fall to Rangers 7-6

The offense surged, but the bullpen splatted, in this Cactus League heartbreaker.

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Spring training’s in full swing with split-squad games — and the White Sox split them

It is early, but the White Sox dropped the game they should have, and came back to win the starters-packed game they needed to.

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Subs provide spark, pitching shuts down Reds in 7-2 win

In a top-to-bottom strong effort, it was the reserve corps that provided the knockout punch in today’s win.

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Camelback Confidential: Beefed-up rookies impress

Blake Rutherford’s hitting and Nick Madrigal’s fielding make two things clear: They’ve added a ton of muscle, and they’re impressing the heck out of everyone early.

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Potential White Sox lineups for 2020

Let’s take a look at how Chicago’s lethal 2020 lineups should play out.

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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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Deep Dive: Eloy Jiménez’s past, present and future with the White Sox

One of the most fun Dives of all … the delightful phenom of the South Side!

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Early moves close the book on the rebuild — it’s time to start winning!

Rick Hahn’s aggressive signing of Yasmani Grandal, along with other smaller moves and an exciting rumor mill, indicate the rebuild is done and the winning begins now.

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The best White Sox games of 2019

Here’s our look at the very best White Sox games of the 2019 season, from STICK TALK to Giolito’s mound mastery, and a whole bunch of fun in-between.

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The best and blurst games of the 2019 White Sox

This kicks off a mini-burst of bests and blursts this week at South Side Hit Pen. Today, Lenny G gets things going with his highly-entertaining look at his most and least favorite games of 2019.

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The Completely Unexpected: White Sox bullpen leads to 3-1 victory over Twins

Turtle nips, stylin and profilin, and Alex Colom-D+ turning back to Alex Colomé marked a welcome win for the Good Guys.

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Sox can’t capitalize on early 2-0 lead in loss to Twins

Even if the team isn’t good, some guys did well! — White Sox baseball 2019.

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Hi Mom!! has arrived

Hi Mom!! is the first of what promises to be several collaborations between SSHP merch maven Lauren Wilner and SickSticks design studio.

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Soler-powered Royals club five homers, blast Sox 8-6

Giolito pitches tomorrow. He is good. Tim Anderson is hitting .333. That is also good. I’m switching to typewriters. Good nigh….Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z….

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Six Pack of Stats: Cleveland 8, White Sox 6

The White Sox’s late-inning blasts are not enough against Cleveland in a suspenseful, drama-fileld ending

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Gamethread: White Sox at Cleveland

The Sox attempt to win games consecutively, a feat that hasn’t been seen since mid-August

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Minnesota singles cruise sinks Cease; Twins sweep Sox, 10-5

In the seventh and final game of this homestand hosting both former Washington Senators clubs, Dylan Cease got a introduction to Ozzie Guillén’s nemesis “Los Pirañas,” who jumped out to a 4-0 first inning lead, and the Senators Ver. 1.0 swept the Southside Nine by a score of 10-5.

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What if Eloy played DH full-time?

Now is not the time to punt on Eloy Jiménez’s defense. As the former No. 3 overall prospect, Jiménez is vital to what the White Sox are trying to do in the next few years, and improving his defense could go a long way.

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Gamethread: Rangers at White Sox

Photo Credit: Clinton Cole/ South Side Hit Pen The Minnesota Twins swept the Texas Rangers in a four game series…

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Chisox get Caned, Calhouned and Bemboomed in 9-2 drubbing

So, this was a bad, bad, bad, very bad game, on almost all counts.

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Six Pack of Stats: Angels 9, White Sox 2

Eloy notches his first career triple and tallies home run No. 22 in an ill-fated loss to the Angels

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Six Pack of Stats: Angels 6, White Sox 5

The tables turned as the Los Angeles Angels — instead of James McCann — put up four late-inning runs to secure the victory

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Halo heartbreak

Bullpen does bullpen things, Angels come from behind to win 6-5

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