Monday, October 03, 2005

Five Years in the Making

After a five year absence and nearly blowing a 15 game lead before winning the division comfortably by 6 games, my beloved White Sox are back in the playoffs. Game one is tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM against the Boston Red Sox. On a side note, the start time of the game tomorrow reminds me why I hate the Yankees. The Yankees always get the prime time slot, whereas teams like the White Sox always get the shaft unless they're playing the Yankees.

Out of all of the American League playoff teams, I think this is the best team for the White Sox to face because the Red Sox have major questions both in their starting rotation and in their bullpen. Scoring runs should not be a problem for the White Sox, however, the Red Sox offense is a whole lot better than the White Sox, as they have the best 3-4 combination in baseball with David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. The White Sox won't be able to win any slug fests in this series. This series will come down to one thing: pitching. If the White Sox pitch like they did the last two weeks of the season, they win the series in 4. If the White Sox pitch like they did at the beginning of September, the White Sox could easily be swept.