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White Sox 5, Diamondbacks 2: Yes ... yes, they did

White Sox 5, Diamondbacks 2: Yes ... yes, they did

Eloy Jiménez continues his white-hot spring | Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via If no one can watch, maybe they’ll win more often? In a game without a TV or radio call from either side, the Diamondback's pitching seems like just the medicine the Sox's comatose offense needed to awaken from its spring dormancy. The South Siders scratched out five runs on 10 hits this afternoon while allowing only two runs to the defending NL Champs. Sox starter Michael Soroka pitched two innings of one-run ball, giving up two hits, one walk, and two strikeouts in his spring...
19 hours ago
Gamethread: Diamondbacks at White Sox

Gamethread: Diamondbacks at White Sox

Michael Soroka sets his sights on a Chicago rotation spot | Michael Reaves/ The latest South Side reclamation project makes his spring debut It’s a lovely March Monday afternoon in the city beautiful, and you probably have much better things to do than take in another spring training game that doesn’t count. Not that you can actually watch or listen to this one anywhere. I guess you’ll just have to be there. Perhaps the White Sox organization doesn’t want their fans to find out how awful they’ll be yet? If you watched Chicago’s offseason moves and thought...
23 hours ago
Meet the Players: International Women’s Day Edition with Melissa Sage-Bollenbach

Meet the Players: International Women’s Day Edition with Melissa Sage-Bollenbach

Melissa Sage-Bollenbach/South Side Sox Let’s celebrate Melissa! According to the International Women’s Day website, March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Women should be celebrated daily. I like to think that’s the case at South Side Sox as we consistently lift the voices of our diverse group of writers and editors. A quick look at our masthead will show you how many women have key roles in our group, and hell, all of our...
Mar 4, 2024
Today in White Sox History: March 4

Today in White Sox History: March 4

While dodging foul balls on the roof of Tempe Diablo Stadium, one of today’s authors shot this photo, 13 years ago. | Brett Ballantini/South Side Sox Jake Peavy’s amazing, unprecedented comeback season begins 1921 In the wake of the “Black Sox,” owner Charles Comiskey attempts to rebuild his team, and one of the first moves he makes is to acquire future Hall-of-Famer Harry Hooper from the Red Sox for two players, John “Shano” Collins and Harry “Nemo” Leibold. Hooper would play five years on the South Side, and hit better than .300 in three of them. He...
Mar 3, 2024
Angels 3, White Sox 1: More of the same

Angels 3, White Sox 1: More of the same

Zach Remillard’s solo shot gave the South Siders their lone run of the day. | Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Well, at least Garrett Crochet looks good Well, good thing most of us couldn’t watch this one, because the Chicago White Sox lost to the Angels this afternoon, 3-1, in what was a rather boring offensive game. But there is good news to be had, and coming mostly from the pitching staff! Erick Fedde had a shaky start but quickly gained his composure in the bottom of the first inning. Aaron Hicks (he’s with the Angels now, I guess?) doubled to start off the...
Mar 3, 2024
Gamethread: White Sox at Angels

Gamethread: White Sox at Angels

Righty Erick Fedde looks to make a strong addition to the Pale Hose starting rotation | Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports KBO star Erick Fedde makes his South Side spring debut Happy Sunday, Sox fans! That's right, I'm back for another long season of Chicago White Sox baseball. Here to give you some lovely Sunday afternoon recaps with hopefully a better outcome than many of the afternoon games last year. Nonetheless, let's get right to it for today's matchup against the Los Angeles Angels. This matchup will be in Tempe at Diablo Stadium. Erick Fedde will make his spring...
Mar 3, 2024
Today in White Sox History: March 3

Today in White Sox History: March 3

Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse were linked not only as broadcast team partners, but in a much stranger way, years later. | Walter Kale/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Double Hall honors, along with lifesaving surgery 1998 It’s a belated but banner day for White Sox icons, as Larry Doby and George Davis are among four players selected for Hall of Fame enshrinement by the Veterans Committee. Doby was better known for his play in Cleveland and the Newark Eagles, but provided 6.7 WAR in just 280 games for the White Sox over three seasons toward the end of his...
Mar 3, 2024
2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 29: Adam Hackenberg

2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 29: Adam Hackenberg

Michael Reaves/ A catcher who keeps climbing the ladder Adam Hackenberg Catcher6´1´´225 poundsAge: 242022 SSS Top Prospect Ranking 662023 SSS Top Prospect Ranking 342023 High Level Charlotte (AAA)Age relative to high level -3.3 yearsSSS rank among all catchers in the system 2Overall 2023 stats 101 games ⚾️ 8 HR ⚾️ 38 RBI ⚾️ .271/.366/.388 ⚾️ 42 BB ⚾️ 89 K ⚾️ 28-of-124 (22.6%) CS A Virginia native, Adam Hackenberg was selected by the Royals in the 39th round in 2018 but opted to honor his verbal commitment to Clemson University. After going...
Mar 2, 2024
Gamethread: White Sox at Rangers

Gamethread: White Sox at Rangers

Will the Dylan era with the White Sox Cease? | Michael Reaves/ With a bunch of teams watching carefully By far the most talked-about of the White Sox this spring gets his first game action today, as Dylan Cease takes the hill against the Texas Rangers and has an early audition for all the contending teams that covet his services. A couple of innings in early March don’t generally mean much of anything, but this could be an exception. Meanwhile, if you cringe at the possibility Gavin Sheets’ two homers (and stolen base!) Thursday would mean we see way too much of...
Mar 2, 2024
Today in White Sox History: March 2

Today in White Sox History: March 2

Moe Berg [left] got his career as a spy started during this All-Star trip to Japan in 1934. Two straight years, two storied catchers 1901 Billy Sullivan of the National League’s Boston Beaneaters jumped to the upstart AL and the White Sox, where he would end up catching for 13 seasons. With a 63 career OPS+, Sullivan was considered a glove-first leader on the field. He was always among the AL leaders in fielding and had the best throwing arm in the game. Sullivan complied 12.4 defensive WAR with the White Sox, which remains 10th all-time and second behind Ray Schalk...
Mar 2, 2024
2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 30: Máximo Martinez

2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 30: Máximo Martinez

Máximo Martinez has fought through injuries that have stalled his development to some degree — but he’s still only 19 years old. | @SamuelClemente/Twitter Stalled in the ACL, but still packed with promise Máximo MartinezRight-Handed Starting Pitcher6´2´´185 poundsAge: 192023 High Level ACL (Rookie)Age relative to high level -2.3 yearsSSS rank among all right-handed starters in the system 9Overall 2023 stats 0-0 ⚾️ 9 games (5 starts) ⚾️ 26 2⁄3 IP ⚾️ 4.73 ERA ⚾️ 1.425 WHIP ⚾️ 28 K ⚾️17 BB Acquired from the Dodgers in an Aug. 7, 2023...
Mar 1, 2024
Cubs 10, White Sox 6: At least these games don’t matter

Cubs 10, White Sox 6: At least these games don’t matter

Another hot mess of a day for the South Siders | @SSSvech And that blue-haired guy looked goofy Michael Kopech started the game looking rough. The inning began with a hit-by-pitch and a walk, but that quickly left his system with three easy strikeouts to follow. The second inning was even better for Kopech, with a grounder and two strikeouts. The third inning would favor the White Sox, starting with Nicky Lopez getting home on a Paul DeJong sac fly. Justin Steele helped the Sox with a wild pitch that would send Kevin Pillar home, making it 2-0. Jesse Chavez...
Mar 1, 2024
Gamethread: White Sox at Cubs

Gamethread: White Sox at Cubs

It’s Kopech Day! | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Keep that Cubbie stink away After a two-game split sweep yesterday (try to say that five times fast), the White Sox look to keep the streak alive against the Cubs. Also, somewhat newly married Michael Kopech will get his first spring training start. Though his marriage was not as secretive as Shohei Ohtani’s. Ideally, appear to be healthy and able to play all season. Kopech has struggled over the last two seasons while being mismanaged as well, but maybe 2024 will be his year. Kopech makes his Spring debut ...
Mar 1, 2024
2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 31: Braden Shewmake

2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 31: Braden Shewmake

Getting traded from a perennial playoff club to .. the White Sox ... has made Braden Shewmake ponder the meaning of it all. | Michael Reaves/ Lost in all of the shortstop acquisitions this winter was this one, that could actually hold some value for the White Sox Braden ShewmakeShortstop6´3´´200 poundsAge: 262023 High Level Atlanta (MLB)Age relative to high level -3.2 yearsSSS rank among all shortstops in the system 4Overall 2023 Triple-A stats 122 games ⚾️ 16 HR ⚾️ 69 RBI ⚾️ .234/.299/.407 ⚾️ 39 BB ⚾️ 104 K ⚾️ 27-of-28 (96.4%) SB Braden...
Mar 1, 2024
SB Nation Reacts: The hows and whys of the 2023-24 offseason

SB Nation Reacts: The hows and whys of the 2023-24 offseason

Why isn’t everyone already signed — and who’s to blame? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Chicago White Sox fans and fans across the country. This week, we weren’t able to survey you on specific White Sox topics, but there were some interesting polling done across MLB, with the results slotted in below. (Believe it or not, your participation in SB Nation Reacts actually does a lot to help South Side Sox. The surveys are always short, so they take just a minute of your time. And we know...