Sunday, October 30, 2005

Halloween at our house

Once again it's Halloween time. At this rate, Christmas is right around the corner! Posted by Picasa

Sweep Home Chicago!

Yes, the White Sox are 2005 World Champions...and it seems very strange writing those words. I hope I don't wake up and find out I dreamed the whole thing. The Sox swept the Astros and claimed their first title since 1917. Now it's the Cubs turn to end their title drought dating back to 1908!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sweet emotion

I was trying to come up with a clever headline to use with this post. The Chicago White Sox won the American League pennant Sunday night and advance to the World Series for the first time since 1959. In fact, I was going to use "Party Like It's 1959" as my headline, but a couple of the newspaper headline writers had the same idea.

I stayed up late (for me) Sunday night to watch the game and some of the postgame coverage. I had "threatened" my 10-year old son that I would wake him up and pour champagne over his head if the Sox won. I didn't do it, but I might do it if the Sox win the World Series.

I went on the Internet today at noon to see if I could get Series tickets. They sold out after 18 minutes and I never even got into the site. The cheapest seat has a $120 face value and I've seen tickets on StubHub and eBay go for thousands. Guess I'll watch it on TV.

I've already seen a World Series game anyway. I saw Game #7 of the 1985 World Series with the Kansas City Royals beating the St. Louis Cardinals 11-0 at Royals Stadium in Kansas City.

The Sox have four more games to win in order to be world champions. I wonder what the Vegas odds were last March!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

It's starting to get exciting around here!

As I posted several days ago, The Chicago White Sox are in the American League Championship Series playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (are the Sox then the Chicago White Sox of Bridgeport?). The Angels won the first game of the 7-game series and the Sox took the second game Wednesday night on a controversial umpiring call. The series was then tied at one game apiece as the series moved to southern California.

Last night the Sox won 5-2 as pitcher John Garland (above) threw a magnificent complete game. The Sox now lead the series 2-1 with Game #4 scheduled for tonight. Game #5 will be played Sunday night with the series moving back to Chicago for games 6 and 7 if necessary.

These are exciting times for White Sox fans. As I wrote last July, I'm a Chicago baseball fan with a leaning towards the White Sox. I was born in 1952 and don't really remember the last World Series played in Chicago in 1959. The Chicago Cubs were only 5 outs away from bringing the Series to Chicago in 2003 before the infamous "Bartman Game" which, ironically, was two years ago yesterday.

The Sox now are two games away, but they are playing a very good team at their home park and a lot of things can and will happen before this series has concluded. Hopefully the Chicago White Sox of Bridgeport will bring the series back to Bridgeport/Chicago for the first time in 46 years!

Saturday, October 8, 2005

The Joy of Sox

On Friday, the Chicago White Sox won their first postseason series since the 1917 World Series. The Sox (White) beat the Sox (Red) three games to none. They next play the winner of the Yankees - Angels series for the right to play in the 2005 World Series.