Sox On 35th is proud to have an extremely dedicated and passionate group of writers who love to use their knowledge of the Chicago White Sox to create engaging content for fans of all ages.
My interest in the White Sox started back in 2005 thanks in part to both the magical postseason run and the name of my little league team. Before I knew it, I was a diehard fan despite being a lifelong resident of the East Coast. A 2020 graduate of Seton Hall University, I have the pleasure of running this site along with my great staff and the incredible support of the South Side faithful. Things are about to get really fun here so sit back, relax, and strap it down with us.
My name is Jordan Lazowski, I’m a 2019 graduate from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics, and I’ve lived in the suburbs of Chicago all my life. I’m a lifelong lover of this team, 2018 #SoxMath 3rd Place Finisher, a firm believer in James McCann, and an endless Lucas Giolito supporter. I’ve been privileged to be a part of this incredible page since May 2017, and I look forward to bringing you more analytical, thought-provoking content for years to come. Time to ride with the boys from the South Side, make sure you’re on board.
My name is Brandon Anderson, but people know me as “Bson.” I’m the Creative Director for this amazing blog. On top of my graphic design, I also do some video work, and photography for our page. I’m currently the youngest person on our team’s roster, which I take great pride in. I like to think I’ve been a bright spot in the White Sox rebuild by giving people something visually pleasing to take their minds off of the on field product. I’m currently attending Columbia College Chicago in the south loop of, well, Chicago. I’m usually at games so don’t be afraid to say hello and share some baseball stories. And always, Go Sox!
My name is Jonnie Nonnie (yes, it rhymes) and I’ve been a contributor to Sox On 35th since summer 2017. I’m an Illinois alumnus and a die-hard sports fan. I’ve been a White Sox fan since the moment I was born thanks to my dad, my grandpa, and my uncles. When it became apparent my dream of playing baseball was just that, a dream, I turned my attention to sports media and never looked back. I live for sharing passion for my teams through stories and social media. Perhaps my greatest “claim to fame” in these circles started as an Instagram caption on my picture from Opening Day 2016 and has since become a hashtag, t-shirt, and general rallying cry for White Sox Nation – South Side Or Die. It embodies our commitment to our favorite team through thick and thin. Say it, tweet it, and wear it with pride. I’m a 40-game White Sox ticket holder, so you can catch me living and dying with the South Siders in Lot B and Section 149.
My name is Nikhil (Nik) Gaur and I have contributed to Sox On 35th since 2017. I am also a lifelong White Sox fan living in Chicago, originally from the western suburbs. I enjoy monitoring the minor league system, evaluating new metrics, and writing about the development of the team’s core pieces. I am excited to continue to provide content on what is becoming such an entertaining team!
A lifelong White Sox fan growing up in Palatine, Illinois, I’ve been a writer about the South Siders and other sports teams for over seven years now. Currently, I am an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame studying computer science. There, my first-year Resident Assistant was coincidentally our own Jordan Lazowski. Like many others, my favorite player growing up was Paul Konerko, but now that honor belongs to the King of Swag, Tim Anderson.
I am from rural Mendota, IL, and became a White Sox fan in 2009. The most notable game I attended was the Chris Sale scissor game. I played baseball up to the JuCo level and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. I am attending Illinois State University this fall for a M.S. in Biomechanics. The main focus of my writing will be on advanced metrics.
My name is Nicole Reitz and I am from Northwest Indiana. I am currently a senior at IUPUI in Indianapolis studying sports journalism. Thanks to my dad, I have been a diehard Sox fan since I was born. My favorite players growing up were always Mark Buehrle and Paul Konerko but today my love belongs to Tim Anderson and Lance Lynn. I am so excited to provide content for this amazing website. As always, Go Sox!
I am an undergrad at the University of Nebraska, double-majoring in Sports Media and Broadcasting. Born and raised in Chicago, I live on the North Side of the city, but have a mother from the South Side and a diehard Sox fan for a father. The first thing that drew me to the Sox was the pinwheels on the scoreboard, and going to SoxFest annually with my dad ignited the spark inside of me as a kid. Paul Konerko will forever be my favorite along with Carlton Fisk, but I currently hail to the King of Swag, Mr. TA7.
Lifelong White Sox fan and avid follower of all Chicago sports other than that team on the North Side.
I’ve been a Sox fan since I was a little kid. My dad always had the games on and that’s what really sparked my interest in baseball. In fact, I became so into baseball that I decided I wanted to make a career out of it. I recently graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Sport Management and my dream job would be to either work for the White Sox or be a sports agent. I decided to start blogging about the Sox because of my passion for the team and my desire to share it with others.
George Michalowski | Contributor
My name is George Michalowski and I am from Western Springs, just about 15 miles west of the Cell. I grew up a die-hard Sox fan and I am now a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I started writing in high school when I created my own site to cover high school basketball prospects in Chicagoland. Now, living in Pittsburgh during the school year, I cover the Pitt basketball team as well as many other things for a site called PittsburghSportsNow. During the summer, you can find me in the left field bleachers wearing a #12 rookie-year Tim Anderson jersey.
My name’s Justin Salgado, but my friends call me Sal. I’m from Northwest Indiana, I graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a civil engineering degree in 2018. I’ve always loved the White Sox, tailgating on the weekends with friends and family is one of my favorite things to do in the summertime. Sports betting and analytics in sports have always been of interest to me, and I’m excited to be able to contribute to this great team!
Tommy Gross | Contributor
My name is Tommy Gross. I’m from the northwest suburbs and I’m currently majoring in mathematical economics at Marquette University. I’m obsessed with stats. I’ve been a White Sox fan for as long as I can remember. In kindergarten, my teacher called me Konerko because I wore his jersey so much to school. I’m also an avid fan of Aaron Bummer and Yoan Moncada.
Michael Suareo | Contributor
My name is Michael Suareo, and I have been a diehard Sox fan since my grandpa took me to my first game when I was 6 years old. I currently live in the Western Suburbs with my fiancé and our dog Whiskey. I graduated from Carthage College with a degree in marketing, and I am currently attending Dominican University part-time in pursuit of my MBA while working in digital marketing. My favorite player on the White Sox today is Eloy, but my all-time favorite player will always be Frank Thomas.
Born and raised in the south side of Chicago. Passion for all things sports. Moved to Phoenix, Arizona back in 2003, right before our White Sox won the World Series in 2005. I also started a site back in 2011 that covers all of Dallas pro sports. I’m married and father to two beautiful children, Ellie & Easton.
Adam Kaplan | Contributor
Despite growing up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, my dad smartly raised me as a White Sox fan, but I truly fell in love with the team during the magical 2005 World Series run. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and my law degree from Northern Illinois University. It was during this time where I started writing about sports and honed my skills. I now spend my days back in the Northwest burbs doing my best to make sure my two sons love the White Sox as much as I do. I’m currently failing.
Brian Barry | Contributor
Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago (Oak Lawn), and I’ve been a diehard Sox fan my whole life. I graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati (2019) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Business Analytics Minor. I’ve always enjoyed writing and look forward to combining that with my passion for the Southsiders.
Matt McAley | Brand Ambassador
Lifelong White Sox fan and former member of the Mazda of Orland Park Pride Crew. Known more commonly as “Matty Ice.”