Here at Sox On 35th, we boast a talented and passionate group of contributors that provides coverage all year long. To help you get familiar with our staff, we will be rolling out our “Meet the Team” article series throughout the offseason. In this edition, we get to know our Brandon Anderson.
Hello! I’m Brandon Anderson, but most people know me as “Bson.” I’ve been working as a graphic designer for this awesome page since 2017. I was just a sophomore in high school looking for a way to work on my craft and combine my passion for design with my love of the White Sox. I found my home when I DM’ed the Sox On 35th Twitter account, and Joe Binder generously gave me the gig as a designer. Safe to say, my work has improved since then.
- Page Role: Creative Director
- Hometown: Manteno, IL
- Current Town: Normal, IL
- Education/Major: Illinois State University – Graphic Design Major
- Favorite White Sox Player: Joe Crede
- Favorite non-White Sox Player: Ken Griffey Jr.
- Favorite Thing About Being a White Sox Fan: The stadium’s atmosphere on weekend games. Nothing beats the atmosphere during a 7:10 start on a Friday night or Saturday night. The smells, the crowd noise, the overpriced beer. You can just feel the passion in the air. Aside from the stadium, Twitter can be such a cool place, with all different personalities and knowledge. You can really learn a lot and meet some awesome people in our fanbase there.
- Least Favorite Baseball Team: In our division, it’s hands down the Guardians. Other than that, give me the Yankees.
- Favorite White Sox Uniform: Bring. Back. The. Vests.
- “Mount Rushmore” of White Sox Players: Frank Thomas, Paul Konerko, Mark Buehrle, and Minnie Miñoso. Jose Abreu gets a plaque or small statue by the hypothetical Mount Rushmore.
- Favorite In-Person White Sox Memory: Easy answer is Leury Legend’s ALDS homer, but when I was seven years old, I was with my family, my best friend, and his family. Together, we watched Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, and Juan Uribe hit four consecutive homers off the Royals. I think that might be the moment I really fell in love with this team.
- Least Favorite In-Person White Sox Memory: Probably Mark Buehrle’s retirement ceremony. The ceremony itself was awesome, but what followed was James Shields giving up three homers and the Sox lost 10-2.
- Favorite Baseball Movie: Field of Dreams and Moneyball – can’t pick, sorry.
- Favorite Baseball Stat: I’m not sure if you wanted something like OPS+, but I think my favorite “stat” is this – Nolan Ryan has seven no-hitters but zero Cy Young Awards. Roger Clemens has seven Cy Young Awards but zero no-hitters.
- Favorite Ballpark Food: Comiskey Burger or classic Nachos.
- Favorite Ballpark: PNC Park or Coors Field
- Ballpark You Want to Visit: Oracle Park in San Francisco
- All-time Favorite Broadcaster Call: Jason Benetti’s call for Yoan Moncada’s two-run homer on April 8, 2021. It was the first game White Sox fans could enjoy from inside the stadium since 2019. Having lost Ed Farmer a year prior, Bennetti gave me chills when he said “Light. It. Up.” The fireworks lit up the sky for the first time since Farmios’s passing. Such a great call to honor one of the best to ever do it.
- Who Would Play You in a Movie: Zach Galifianakis
- Favorite Fast Food: Raisin’ Canes
- Favorite TV Show: The Office or Breaking Bad
- Favorite Hobbies: Video games with my friends or watching sports with my Dad, occasionally lacing the skates up and playing some pond hockey.
- Dream Vacation: I’d love to see Poland and where my grandparents grew up.
- Dream Job: Anything creative or media related for sports teams not named the Cubs. Barstool Chicago is definitely on the list.
- Last Concert Attended: Chance the Rapper at the UC in 2019
- Favorite Band/Artist: Juice WRLD / Travis Scott
- Favorite Professional Team Aside from Baseball: Bears or Blackhawks…
- Favorite Personal Sports Moment: The Blackhawks scoring two goals in 17 seconds and winning the 2013 Stanley Cup. My Dad had just beaten cancer and returned from the hospital about two weeks prior, so being surrounded by all my friends and family and watching that happen brings a tear to my eye.