How do you call two White Sox games and one college football game over 1,000 miles away in less than 24 hours? Ask Jason Benetti.
The versatile broadcaster came on the White Sox Talk Podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his crazy journey over the weekend when he called a White Sox-Royals game, flew to Tallahasse overnight to broadcast the Florida State/N-C State football game the following day and then returned that evening to Chicago to be on the mic for the White Sox-Royals once again.
Benetti takes us inside his weekend, which was actually much wilder than anybody thought.
Then, Benetti talks about the White Sox futures of both Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia, and when Eloy Jimenez might make his White Sox debut. Benetti and Garfien, who both went to Homewood-Flossmoor High School close the podcast expressing their desires to go back to their roots and call a Homewood-Flossmoor basketball game this winter.
Listen to the latest White Sox Talk Podcast right here:
The White Sox rebuild is in full swing. While it might still be a year or two before the big league team is expected to start competing for championships, the minor leagues are stocked with highly touted talent fans will be eagerly following in 2018. With that in mind, it's time to Meet the Prospects and get to know the future of the South Side.
Skoug, the 22-year-old catcher, was a seventh-round pick of the White Sox in last summer's draft.
A Libertyville native, Skoug played his college ball at TCU, where he and the Horned Frogs made three consecutive College World Series appearances in the last three years. During his final season at TCU, Skoug slashed .272/.378/.544 with a whopping 20 homers and 71 RBIs.
After joining the White Sox organization, Skoug played 21 games with Class A Kannpolis, only picking up 10 hits — but two homers and two triples — in his 76 plate appearances.
As of their most recent rankings, MLB Pipeline had Skoug rated as the No. 24 prospect in the White Sox organization.
Get to know Skoug in the video above.
Playing a rebuild-centric edition of fantasy baseball is all the rage for South Side baseball fans.
After Baseball America forecasted the White Sox starting lineup for the 2021 season, it sparked a new round of projections, and we weren't going to be excluded.
So here's a guess at what the South Siders will look like three years from now, with some variables obviously being discussed such as additions the team could make through free agency or a trade — Manny Machado? Nolan Arenado? Christian Yelich? — and which of their bevy of young pitchers could be left out of the starting rotation of the future.
Also be sure to send us your future lineups on Twitter. We're @NBCSWhiteSox.