Sox Machine FAQ

What’s a Sox Machine?

Sox Machine provides daily analysis of the Chicago White Sox and its farm system. I originally launched Sox Machine in February 2006 and ran it through January 2011, when I jumped to SB Nation to serve as managing editor for South Side Sox. After nearly seven years there, I decided to relaunch my original home. Josh Nelson also made the jump, rebranding the podcast to the Sox Machine Podcast. You can find the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and via Google’s Podcast app to name a few platforms.

Between the two sites, Sox Machine is basically a rolling conversation about the White Sox that’s been going on for more than a dozen years. Just like with a 401K, the best day to get started was yesterday. The next-best day is today.

Can I write for Sox Machine?

I’m not actively seeking writers at this time, mostly because I don’t have the resources to add writers at this point, and I don’t like soliciting people to write for “exposure” (read: free).

That said, if you have at-length thoughts about the White Sox and want to share them, join the Sox Machine community and submit posts to Shop Talk. If you want to talk writing, feel free to shoot me an email at the address at the bottom of the page.

Can I advertise on Sox Machine?

Short answer: Maybe.

Long answer: At the moment, Sox Machine is a reader-supported site via Patreon. I’m open to partnering with good businesses. I’m not particularly interested in running a site that requires an ad-blocker. If you have an idea that aligns with the former, my email’s at the bottom of the page.

How can I support Sox Machine?

Sign up for our Patreon site. Readers who pledge $2 or more per month get exclusive posts and the ad-free version of the Sox Machine Podcast.