SSHP Podcast 22: Lurker Laura and the 2005 White Sox


Lurker Laura jumps on the podcast to talk about the changes proposed to the 2020 baseball season, including an abridged schedule and shortened draft. And of course, the delicious desert of the podcast is the unveiling of Laura’s diary entries from 2005, her “lost B-Sides” never before published that tell the saga of Carlos Lee, and the triumph of an Opening Day win, and more.

Uh-huh, we’re still on Apple Podcasts.


 

SSHP Podcast 21: baseball bracketology

Pick to click: A Schoenfeld Cinderella for 2020? Reylo. (Chicago White Sox)


Baseball bracketologist Owen Schoenfeld hops on with Brett Ballantini to talk about his recent piece, breaking down the sleepers of the 2020 season, as well as the core pieces of the club. Additionally, there’s speculation on the length of the coming season and the status of the 2020 draft.

Damn straight, we’re on Apple Podcasts.


SSHP Podcast 20: 2020 promotions

(@WhiteSox)


Amber Giese hops on the podcast with Brett Ballantini to talk about her debut South Side Hit Pen article summarizing the best and worst of 2020’s promotional schedule across major league baseball. We also trace her entry into baseball fandom, what keeps her there, and what factors beyond the obvious (Gio González!) that led her to taking on the White Sox as her new No. 2 team.

Hey man, we’re on Apple Podcasts!

SSHP Podcast 19: Yoán Moncada extension

(Tom Borowski/South Side Hit Pen)


SSHP managing editor and Future Sox senior editor James Fox hops on to talk with Brett Ballantini about his latest scoop, breaking the Yoán Moncada contract extension. The two also talk about future White Sox contract extensions, the 2020 starting rotation and the battle for the 26th man on the roster.

You may have heard: We’re on Apple Podcasts!

SSHP Podcast 18: Chuck Garfien

(Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)


Chuck Garfien joins Clinton Cole to talk White Sox spring training baseball and everyone’s favorite player, Yermín Mercedes. The pair also cover other bright spots of camp so far, including Nicky Delmonico, Andrew Vaughn and Adam Engel — and celebrate the fact that there’s an actual battle for the final active roster spot this season!

 

Hey, we’re on Apple Podcasts too!

Podcast 17: Yolmer Sánchez, and more Cactus chat


Effervescent engagement editor Ashley Sanders hops on the podcast with Brett Ballantini to talk (natch) the dear, departed Yolmer Sánchez. Also, learn about Ashley’s road to Sox fandom and persistent tryout for a “boys” baseball All-Star team. Finally, we wrap with some Cactus talk, including the amazing February of Yermín Mercedes and Carson Fulmer’s last stand.

I don’t know how many times I need to keep saying this, but hell yes we’re on Apple Podcasts.

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

Greased lightning: Robert’s speed pays off in ways you might not immediately suspect. (Tom Borowski/South Side Hit Pen)


Hot off of his SSHP coverage in Surprise, Sean Williams hops on to talk Cactus League and the 4-3 Chicago White Sox. We discuss Luis Robert’s secret weapons, Eloy Jiménez’s leadership, the turns in fortune for Micker Adolfo and Carson Fulmer, as well as some things to watch for in coming spring training games.

Hell yes, we’re on Apple Podcasts!

 

SSHP Podcast 15: Less meatball, more sauce


Janice Scurio takes time from her busy podcast appearance schedule to hop back on to discuss her fun White Sox fan-primer piece on South Side Hit Pen, her personal social media practice (and new SSHP mission statement) of LESS MEATBALL MORE SAUCE, a bit of crosstown talk, and storylines from spring training.

Hell yes, we’re on Apple Podcasts!

SSHP Podcast 14: Cactus League opener!

Seby surprise: Zavala made a big impact in Sunday’s opener, earning the lead spot on this podcast. (Kim Contreras/South Side Hit Pen)


Baseball is back! Our guy down in Arizona, Sean Williams, checks in from the Cactus League opener, a 7-2 win for the White Sox. We run down a bunch of standouts from that first game and project a little bit into the 2020 White Sox season.

Hell yes we are on Apple Podcasts!

SSHP Podcast 13: Spring training begins!

Writer and photographer Sean Williams hops on the podcast coming off of a weekend of Camelback Ranch coverage at the start of spring training. We talk about the impressive hitting displays by many White Sox newcomers, the second base battle, pitchers to watch for in 2020, the best move of the offseason and what’s still missing from the White Sox roster.

Hell yes, we’re on Apple podcasts!