September 20, 2005

White Sux

Perhaps, it's just because I'm a Chicago sports fan. We constantly see losing teams, or teams that choke when it counts. I won't exactly call us fatalists, but we are definitely realists... with a strong negative view.

The White Sox took off like Sissy from a bug. They looked unstoppable... except to many of us Sox fans.

At one point enjoying a huge lead in the standings over Cleveland, they are now only 2 1/2 games ahead of them, with 5 more games to be played between them alone. Thirteen games in all. This doesn't bode well for the fading Sox. Cleveland has been on a tear since the All-Star break, while the Sox have been flirting with .500 ball.

I joked with a friend late last month that the Sox were no longer playing for the division title, but hoping for a wild card berth to the playoffs. Unfortunately, it appears it was no joke. With the Yankees not far behind Cleveland, in the wild card race, I've a feeling that we may not see the playoffs at all.

But maybe I'm just being a fatalist...

Posted by That 1 Guy at September 20, 2005 07:49 AM | TrackBack

I wish I had words of comfort for you, but it's baseball and I don't care about baseball. Then again since I don't care, I hope your Sox pull it out for you. Being a Bear fan and all you need at least one team to win.... occasionally. :)

Posted by: Contagion at September 20, 2005 10:15 AM

Appreciate the support... truly. Especially from you.

BTW, I picked your team this past week... if they can't win one for Reggie, I'm not picking them for the rest of the year.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 21, 2005 07:31 AM

Well, if it's Yankees or White Sox, I'm going with the Yankees, sorry.

Now if it's Cleveland or the Sox, Go Sox! I am rooting for the Sox, especially now, so that Cleveland will drop down and the Yankees will at least get the Wild Card slot.

The Sox' AAA team is based in Charlotte, and I go see about a dozen games a year. It's neat seeing those kids making their way up to the majors. Borchard was hot in the spring, and he's in Chicago now, but he really stunk in August, so don't expect a lot out of him...

Posted by: Ogre at September 21, 2005 01:00 PM