Found April 12, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
The White Sox enjoy their first off day today off to a solid 3-2 start so far in 2012. Tonight, on the first in-season episode of White Sox Off Day, Jerod and Kevin talk with Larry from South Side Sox about the keys to the Sox start plus which prospects Sox fans should keep an eye on throughout the season. Then Zachary Matthew from Grab Some Bench joins us for more White Sox discussion and we take your calls. Update: I almost forgot! Kevin has two tickets to Saturday’s game against Detroit to give away. You’ll be sitting with he and his dad, but I know both of them and recommend them highly. Unless you hate Ohio State. Then you may want to stay away from them… The show starts at 7:00 CT, 8:00 ET. You can listen and participate live, or wait to listen for the archived version, which will be available through the player below once we are done recording and on iTunes here. To listen live, click here. To listen on your phone and/or call in to the show: (858) 365-5571 To interact durin...

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