Thursday, October 27, 2005

World Champs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way back in April in my season preview of the White Sox, I said that if the Sox got all the breaks to go their way, they would be playing in the ALCS. I thought they had no chance to play in the World Series. There was just too many good teams in the American League: Yankees, Red Sox and Angels. Boy I was wrong. Horribly wrong. Not only did the White Sox win the World Series tonight, but they did it with ease. They went 11-1 in the playoffs and if you go back to the Detroit series in September, the White Sox won 16 of their last 17 games. Simply incredible. The Sox may not have a cute curse like the Cubs or the Red Sox, but the White Sox have suffered through 88 years of absolute futility. So futile that when they won their first playoff series a few weeks ago, it was their first playoff series win in 88 years. It's going to take a day or two for this to all sink in, but I can't wait until the ring ceremony on opening day next year and I can't wait to start chanting, "1908!" when they play the Cubs. The scary thing about the Sox is that assuming they can resign Konerko and stay healthy, they will go deep into the playoffs again next season.