Our Only Hope?
Is Jerry Reinsdorf our only hope for saving the Sox franchise? This was the point to a letter recently written to and published by one of the Chicago newspapers. WSI's George Bova knows tha author, respects his allegiance to the Sox, but can hardly believe something this weak got published. Sox Fans, is the sky truly falling?
Escape from Cubbie Carnival!
Sometimes being a Sox Fan can be an almost surreal experience watching our Flubbie neighbors reach new levels of silliness. WSI's Guy Bacci notes that the Bartman ball media lovefest can only help our team because we Sox Fans can't possibly be the only ones rolling our eyes over this latest nonsense.
The Frank/Ozzie Non-story
The media vultures were circling Tucson for the beginning of Sox camp, but WSI's Hal Vickery is happy to report they all went hungry. The feeding frenzy they anticipated from an Ozzie/Frank confrontation never happened. Now let's play ball!
Sox Baseball? Count me in!
A winter filled with lots of nothing can't keep WSI's Hal Vickery from sitting down with his 2004 schedule and buying more Sox tickets than ever! Is he excited about the team or the churros?
How to Improve Sox Attendance
Sox Fans are forever persecuted for being too indifferent to support their team. WSI's Patrick Dahl puts the torch to that notion with a few tongue-in-cheek ideas for making our team more popular than ever!
A Day at Sox Fantasy Camp
Sox Fans get to live like big leaguers and build memories to last a lifetime. Ed Herrmann, South Side catching legend of the 70's, shares stories of the 2004 fantasy camp with WSI's Mark Liptak!
A Ray of Sunshine Anywhere?
What is the best part about looking forward to the 2004 Sox season? Big free agent signings? Lower beer prices? Competing against the Lilliputians of the A.L. Central? WSI's Guy Bacci is searching for a bit of blue sky!
Perception, Reality and the '04 Sox
Have the Sox spent this winter spinning their wheels or putting The Little White Machine in reverse? WSI's Hal Vickery recounts the latest episode in this ongoing South Side soap opera!
Jerry Springer Sox Fans?
One local media wag has compared Sox Fans to the audience on the Jerry Springer Show. WSI's Guy Bacci recounts why Sox Fans behave the way they do, why the Sox front office behaves the way they do, and wishes the season could finally start!
Contracts come back to haunt him, good-faith trades are botched, and the boss seems to have an agenda quite apart from the one GM Kenny Williams wants to pursue. WSI's Hal Vickery wonders if Sox Fans will ever reach pay-dirt led by a general manager obviously learning on the job?
Sox Payroll & the CBA
The off-season winds to the close and Sox Fans fret as the team makes virtually no moves. However as WSI's Jim Laffer notes the Sox seem to be positioning themselves neatly for a future event they always seem too interested in: the next collective bargaining negotiation with the players union!
Ozzie vs. Frank? Bring it on!
New Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has given many indications that a confrontation with Frank Thomas is coming. Meanwhile the deafening silence from Frank worries Sox Fans for what spring training might hold. WSI's Guy Bacci is an interested observer and isn't displeased with events so far!