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Meet the Team: Nicole Reitz

by Nicole Reitz

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 Nicole Reitz.

About Me

My name is Nicole Reitz, and I am one of the managing editors for Sox On 35th. I am from Northwest Indiana, (a suburb of Chicago in my eyes), and thanks to my dad I have been a diehard Sox fan since I was born.

Earlier this year, I graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Communications. 

Outside of my full-time job and writing about softball, I love doing farm reports and game recaps for this wonderful site! 

Fast Facts

  • Page Role: Managing Editor
  • Hometown: Schererville, IN
  • Education/Major: IUPUI- Journalism major, Communications minor

Baseball Fandom

  • Favorite White Sox Player: Mark Buehrle
  • Favorite non-White Sox Player: Mookie Betts
  • Favorite Thing About Being a White Sox Fan: I love how close the community is. There’s no better place than the South Side! 
  • Least Favorite Baseball Team: Obviously I have to say the Cubs, but there’s nothing I hate more than the Houston Astros.
  • Favorite White Sox Uniform: All black 
  • “Mount Rushmore” of White Sox Players: Mark Buehrle, Paul Konerko, Carlton Fisk, and Minnie Minoso
  • Favorite In-Person White Sox Memory: Hands down, the 2021 ALDS blackout game against Houston. I actually cried when Leury Garcia homered. 
  • Least Favorite In-Person White Sox Memory: The experience of waiting in line for any free giveaway
  • Favorite Baseball Movie: Major League 
  • Favorite Ballpark Food: Beggars Pizza
  • Favorite Ballpark: Of the ones I’ve been outside of, Busch Stadium was the prettiest.
  • Ballpark You Want to Visit: I’ve never been inside of an MLB park that wasn’t Guaranteed Rate Field. I would love to visit all 30 someday, but first on my list is going to a game at PNC Park.
  • All-time Favorite Broadcaster Call: “Call your sons. Call your daughters. Call your friends. Call your neighbors. Mark Buehrle has a perfect game going into the ninth,” -Hawk Harrelson 

Personal Questions

  • Celebrity Crush: Zayn Malik 
  • Who Would Play You in a Movie: Anne Hathaway 
  • Favorite Fast-Food: Panda Express 
  • Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld 
  • Favorite Hobbies: Photography/ Exercising
  • Dream Vacation: New York City
  • Dream Job: Social media manager for an MLB team
  • Last Concert Attended: Harry Styles
  • Favorite Band/Artist: Foo Fighters
  • Favorite Professional Team Aside from Baseball: Chicago Blackhawks

Follow Me

Twitter: @nicolereitz02

Instagram: @nicolereitz2

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