Aaron Rowand has been traded and Jim Thome may become the everyday firstbasemen for the 2006 Sox depending on whether Kenny Williams can re-sign free agent Paul Konerko. As WSI's Hal Vickery notes, Sox Fans aren't used to building champion teams and reworking a championship roster is completely foreign to all of us! So is there a controversy or not?
Steroid Apology, Jason Giambi?
Baseball finally did the right thing to get steroids under control, but Sox Fans can't forget the injustice done to Frank Thomas in MVP voting back in 2000! WSI's Hal Vickery applauds the latest efforts by the owners and players to fix what caused the steroids scandal but still waits impatiently for the apology Jason Giambi never offered!
The Sox are champions and even Hal Vickery's dogs came home! Now the most prolific writer in WSI history wants to tidy up a few loose ends left dangling in the wake of the Sox championship clincher. Time to sign Nancy Faust!
Championship greedy Sox Fans?
One championship in the bag, how many more should we go for? Chicagoans aren't used to supporting championship baseball teams and now WSI's Guy Bacci is wondering how many baseball championships will quench our thirst for even more!
Dealing with Success
The Sox have won it all and suddenly we Sox Fans are confronted with a whole new problem: dealing with success! WSI's Hal Vickery takes the theoretical discussions of the past and places them into the reality of 2005 and beyond for all totally biased Sox Fans.
Brave New World of Sox Fandom
Everything is different now that the White Sox are world champions, so what are Sox Fans to do? WSI's George Bova is just one more confused Sox Fan but we have all year to figure it out!
Roland Hemond speaks!
His service inside the Sox front office spans four decades. He was the general manager to pick up the pieces in the wake of the 106-loss 1970 season and turn the Sox back into contenders in just two short years. Working for Bill Veeck he built the 1977 South Side Hitmen. He built the 1983 Winning Ugly Sox, too. And it was Roland Hemond who Fox Sports captured with their national cameras celebrating as the 2005 team won the world championship. WSI's Mark Liptak brings Sox Fans this exclusive interview with the Sox front office legend without peer, Roland Hemond.
Al Lopez Remembered
Perhaps the greatest manager in White Sox history, the memories of Al Lopez years on the South Side are amongst the very brightest of those from the Go-Go era, the golden age of the franchise. WSI's Mark Liptak recounts his legacy as told to him by many of the Sox greats who played for El Senor.
Thank you, White Sox
It's a championship not to be believed, but truth is often stranger than fiction! WSI's Dave Schmitt is one more Sox Fan truly impressed by what this team achieved and not too proud to eat his share of crow, too -- no ketchup.