April 25, 2005

The Chicago White Sox Must be Stopped.

The Sox, a team I figured was headed for a fall, have the best record in baseball at 16-4.


A team run by Ken Williams and Ozzie (OBP? What’s that?) cannot, by all that is treasured by the Baseball Gods, be allowed to be this successful. A manager who pinch-hits for Juan Uribe with Willie Harris; who goes with the sacrifice bunt in the first inning, a manager who seems to believe in all his heart that everyone needs to swing at the first pitch like he did just can’t be this successful.

I don’t say this as a White Sox hater. Far from it, were I a Chicagoan, I would be far more likely to root for the gritty southside team than the Cubs. Why? Cub fans, that’s why.

I very nearly became a Cubs fan at one point though. I spent a small but vital portion of my teen years in Spokane Washington, home of Ryne Sandberg and John Stockton. This was the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and an entire generation of Spokane youth ended up fans of both the Chicago Cubs and Utah Jazz.

Yep, they’re pretty much all assholes.

Posted by Frinklin at April 25, 2005 10:00 PM

Jose Uribe played for the Giants in the 80s and 90s I believe.

Posted by: Aaron at April 26, 2005 07:45 AM

It's called "Winning Ugly", Frinklin. Thus far, it seems to be working. LOok at our numbers--we don't walk, we hit like crap with the bases loaded, our fine Cuban pitchers K/BB ratios are brutal...but we still manage to get runs and generate outs when we need to. Damn fun to watch, too.

Posted by: Ilk at April 26, 2005 07:45 AM

I screwed up my Uribes. Or is it Uribi?

Fixed, thanks for the heads-up.

Posted by: frinklin at April 26, 2005 06:15 PM

Look at their lineup tonight. LOOK AT IT!


And it's put up seven on Harden! Either this is an aberration, or Ken Williams made a pact with the devil.

Posted by: Richard at April 26, 2005 09:12 PM

There are great and terrible cosmic forces at work here.

Posted by: frinklin at April 26, 2005 10:00 PM
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