Thursday, October 27, 2005

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Congrats to the pale hose

Back in August, Mike DeBonis wrote the following in Slate:

Chicago's Sox still have the best record in the American League by far. They're a lock for the playoffs, and they have a real shot at making the World Series for the first time since 1959. But if they do win it all, there won't be hundreds of books and special-edition DVDs that exhaustively document the final moments of anguish and misery on Chicago's South Side. When the sports world's most mundane epic losing streak ends, it will go quietly.

Now we'll get to test his hypothesis.

Congratulations to the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox. Like the Red Sox last year, the South Siders swept the NL representative. Unlike last year, however, all four of these games were exciting nailbiters until the end. As David Pinto points out in Baseball Musings:

The Sox did it their way. Four close games, two decided by one run. The White Sox outscored the Astros by just six runs over the four games. Houston had plenty of chances, but the White Sox pitchers always found a way to get out of the jam.

The Red Sox in 2004, the White Sox in 2005 -- man, if the Cubs win it next year, the world really will end.

Of course, I've lived in Chicago long enough to know that until that happens, White Sox fans will be very, very happy to stick it to the Cubs fans.

UPDATE: You just knew Leo Strauss was involved.

posted by Dan on 10.27.05 at 12:29 AM



posted by: Mark Buehner on 10.27.05 at 12:29 AM [permalink]

Thanks for the link!

posted by: David Pinto on 10.27.05 at 12:29 AM [permalink]

God bless Ozzie and all the boys in the clubhouse!

They reminded me a lot of last year's Red Sox--playing with a hint of magic, things just kept breaking their way. If I were sick I'd be asking to touch the hem of Jermaine Dye's uniform...

My crystal ball foresees no nearterm revival of Cubs fortunes. 2010 or beyond, who knows?

posted by: Kelli on 10.27.05 at 12:29 AM [permalink]

One of the best Series in the last 25 years. Game 2 is an instant classic.

The Flubbies will stuck being an also-ran.

posted by: Johnny Upton on 10.27.05 at 12:29 AM [permalink]

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