Brett Ballantini

Brett Ballantini

Actor (final credit: murdered by Albert Einstein in "Carnage Hall"), musician (Ethnocentric Republicans), and Nerf hoops champion, Wiffleball aficionado and onetime bilingual kindergarten teacher, Brett Ballantini also writes about baseball, basketball and sometimes hockey, for the NBA, MLB, NHL, and Slam, Hoop, Sporting News, the Athletic, SB Nation and others. He was CSN Chicago’s Blackhawks beat writer when their 49-year Stanley Cup drought ended in 2009-10, and took over the White Sox beat after that. He currently is the editor-in-chief of South Side Hit Pen and beat writer for Inside the Rays. He also wrote a book about Ozzie Guillén but is running out of space, so follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and he'll probably tell you even more about himself than you ever wanted to know.

From the Locker Room: Dallas Keuchel Tips His Cap to Oakland
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From the Locker Room: Dallas Keuchel Tips His Cap to Oakland

A tough lineup outfoxed the Chicago White Sox veteran today, but there's still a lot of confidence about the South Siders' chances tomorrow.

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Ricky Speaks: The Late-Game Comeback Bodes Well for Game 3
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Ricky Speaks: The Late-Game Comeback Bodes Well for Game 3

While obviously disappointed, getting the lead run to the plate in the ninth inning was a huge momentum shift for the Chicago White Sox.

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From the Locker Room: James McCann Sizes Up Another Ring?
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From the Locker Room: James McCann Sizes Up Another Ring?

For a hot minute, the Chicago White Sox catcher thought he'd be catching another Lucas Giolito no-no.

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Ricky Speaks on Eloy not DHing: "You need to be able to run"
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Ricky Speaks on Eloy not DHing: "You need to be able to run"

The Chicago White Sox manager weighs in pregame, with a chance to clinch the Wild Card series this afternoon.

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From the Locker Room: TA is Riding High at the Top of the Order
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From the Locker Room: TA is Riding High at the Top of the Order

Can't bury the lede here, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has a name for when pitcher Lucas Giolito is dealing: Bully Stage

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Ricky Speaks: Happy, and Sassy
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Ricky Speaks: Happy, and Sassy

The Chicago White Sox manager praises his team's complete effort in the Game 1 win.

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From the Locker Room: Lucas Authors a Gem
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From the Locker Room: Lucas Authors a Gem

The Chicago White Sox ace took a perfect game into the seventh inning

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Lucas Giolito Dazzles as White Sox Take Game 1 vs. Athletics
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Lucas Giolito Dazzles as White Sox Take Game 1 vs. Athletics

Lucas Giolito is perfect through six, supported by three long balls, for dominant Game 1 win

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From the Locker Room: Pito at Peace
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From the Locker Room: Pito at Peace

The MVP favorite is just going to keep doing what got him here for the Chicago White Sox.

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From the Locker Room: Dallas Keuchel is Ready to Roll
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From the Locker Room: Dallas Keuchel is Ready to Roll

The veteran, starting Game 2, is feeling great—and so is his White Sox team.

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Ricky Speaks: "You Can't Deny the Success We've Had"
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Ricky Speaks: "You Can't Deny the Success We've Had"

The manager surfaces in Oakland, fresh and fired up over the confidence of his troops in advance of the Chicago White Sox's playoff series.

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From the Locker Room: Lucas Giolito's Big Day Out
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From the Locker Room: Lucas Giolito's Big Day Out

"It's time to go to work," says the Chicago White Sox ace and Game 1 playoffs starter.

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