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Predicting the 2020 #ThatsSoWhiteSox Headlines

A 162-game baseball season is sure to bring many exciting times, soul-crushing defeats, and flat-out laughable news blurbs.
Predicting the Thats So White Sox 2020 Headlines

It's the dead of winter, but White Sox baseball weighs heavily on the mind. An underwhelming offseason thus far has the Sox On Tap crew disgruntled and frustrated. While the decade is turning, our feelings about the South Siders are not. During the 2019 season, our resident grouch #NegativeNonnie came up with a hashtag to describe and encompass all the unfortunate, disheartening, and stochastic events that take place surrounding our beloved baseball team — #ThatsSoWhiteSox.

As the 2020 season approaches, Jonnie Nonnie and I couldn't help but wonder: what kind of ridiculous shit will happen in the White Sox world to kick off the decade? Alas, we collaborated on a list of #ThatsSoWhiteSox headlines you could possibly see this season.

White Sox Sign Gio Gonzalez

On Tap Sports Net, 12/19/19

We kick things off before year's end with an actual headline. Look, it's not that Gio Gonzalez is a terrible depth option for the pitching staff. It is, however, the essence of #ThatsSoWhiteSox: former White Sox draft pick, traded away, reacquired, traded away again, now signed as a free agent. If you listened to Sox On Tap throughout the 2019 season, this signing should come as no shock to you because Jonnie has been predicting it since July.


White Sox Looking to Compete in 2020

NBC Sports Chicago, 2/17

Despite making only one "major" offseason move, the White Sox set out to have their first winning season in seven years.

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Luis Robert Injures Hand During Base Running Drills

The Athletic, 2/20

It wouldn't be Spring Training without a dumb Luis Robert hand injury. Let's see how long this sets him out for.

Photo: USA Today

Photo: USA Today

Jake Burger Nearing Return, 3/9

Stop us if you've heard this one before.

Photo: Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Photo: Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Covey, Detwiler Battling for Final Rotation Spot

NBC Sports Chicago, 3/16

If at any point during the offseason you murmured "Ryu is too old and injury-prone," "Bumgarner's impending regression isn't worth big money," "David Price is over the hill," "we don't need Wade Miley," or "the 2021 free agent class will be more worthwhile anyway," this one's for you.

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Danny Mendick Named Starting Second Baseman

The Athletic, 3/19

Guess Nick Madrigal won't break camp with the big league club after all.


Mazara Proving Impactful During Spring Training

Chicago Tribune, 3/21

He just surpassed Yonder Alonso's Spring Training home run total from last year!

Photo: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Photo: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Delmonico Says South Side 'Feels Like Home' After Resurgent Spring

NBC Sports Chicago, 3/24

At least the chicks dig him.

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Opening Day Snowed Out

Chicago Sun-Times, 3/26

Bear White Sox weather.

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Royals Spoil Sox Home Opener 4-0

Chicago Tribune, 3/27

No bat flips today.

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Luis Robert Suffers Setback After Spring Training Injury

NBC Sports Chicago, 4/6

Not service time-related...

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Kopech Dominates Norfolk as he Looks Forward to Big League Return

MLB Pipeline, 4/13

The Knights are going to the playoffs this year.

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Mazara Not Phased by Early Struggles

NBC Sports Chicago, 4/22

Really taking the Alonso plan to heart here.

Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images

Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images

Jimenez to IL After Outfield Collision with Engel

Chicago Tribune, 4/28


Video: NBC Sports Chicago

Grandal Home Run Lone Bright Spot as White Sox Get Thumped by O's

Chicago Sun-Times, 5/2

A #ThatsSoWhiteSox loss.

Apr 23, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Chicago White Sox in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports

Machado Walks Off Sox

The San Diego Union-Tribune, 5/11

Ah, that Padres series in May...

Tatis Walks Off Sox

The San Diego Union-Tribune, 5/12

Salt in the wound. Wonder what James Shields is up to?

Renteria Pleased With Effort so Far

Chicago Tribune, 5/18

19-28. Only nine games under... still a chance.

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Lucas Giolito: "2019 was no Fluke," Looks to get Back on Track After Rough Start to Year

The Athletic, 5/23

Regression is a bitch.

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Michael Kopech Joins the White Sox Talk Podcast to Discuss Charlotte Success, Working on Durability

NBC Sports Chicago, 5/28

JFC, it's the last week of May.

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Yolmer Back to the South Side?

MLB Trade Rumors, 6/2

Slow start for Mendick? Where's Madrigal? Not a service time-related potential signing here.

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Lopez Dominates Tigers in Complete Game Shutout

Chicago Tribune, 6/7

9 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 H, 15 K. The annual ReyLo game.

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Cheslor Cuthbert Goes Deep in White Sox Debut

Chicago Sun-Times, 6/11

Savvy signings only on the South Side.

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Sox Sweep 'Stros as .500 Looks Possible

NBC Sports Chicago, 6/14

Feels like '05.

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Kopech Patient as he Waits for Call

Chicago Tribune, 6/17

How long do we have to watch Dylan Covey? We're near .500 for fuck's sake.