The Sox were champs but now they're not. Does the old way of supporting the team -- or writing about the team -- make any sense given the recent championship past? WSI's George Bova has no trouble understanding the difference, but is there any hope for those who speak of "a polished workhorse" with a 7-9 lifetime record?
Bart Johnson speaks!
Bullpen fireballer, rotation stalwart... Seattle Supersonics walk-on, WFL Chicago Fire public relations prospect... but always a White Sox! Bart Johnson was a mainstay of Sox teams through the 1970s and brings a unique perspective on missed homeplates, bat-wielding batsmen, and of course the Kansas City Royals. South Sider through and through, now totally biased Sox Fans can catch up with Bart as he recounts memorable times with WSI's Mark Liptak. Another WSI Exclusive!
Life is never very certain for Sox Fans and with the trade of Freddy Garcia another slice of that certainty has been tossed away. WSI's Guy Bacci admires the Sox GM's confidence in himself to get the job done, but does he have the chops to pull off another creative solution to the seemingly endless Sox problem of balancing both the budget and championship production?
The Sox trade one of the starters from the 2005 championship team and suddenly the sky is falling... or at least the deep thinkers at the Chicago Tribune think so. Maybe the more easily panicked Sox Fans would agree with them, but WSI's Hal Vickery isn't one of them.
Sox > Hoops or Football
What makes supporting the Sox, or more generally being a baseball fan, so much more important than following basketball or even football? It's the dead of winter but WSI's Hal Vickery is one more totally biased Sox Fan who has no regrets about the time spent talking hot stove league -- even when the stove is cold!