Second No More!
If you live in Chicago, the changes in the order of things might move too slowly to be much noticed. But for WSI's Mary Swistara there is no mistaking what is completely new and different about being a Sox Fan back in Chicago. Second to no one!
The Season Not Played
Nearly one-third of the season is over and there are plenty of baseball adages that ought to bring comfort -- and fear! -- to the hearts of Sox Fans. WSI's George Bova wonders how much comfort a division title won with a 20 game margin brought Sox Fans back in 1983 and likes the alternative the Detroit Tigers might represent in 2006. Come on Detroit, bring it!
May 27th...Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda
Sox scatter 14 hits over 11 innings, load the bases a couple times, and have some great scoring opportunities; but, it all goes for naught, as they lose for the 17th time of the season.
Can it get better than it is right now for the legions of Sox Fans lucky enough to enjoy what is undoubtedly the best times in franchise history? WSI's Guy Bacci notes how much sweeter it all seems to this South Side set of fans: their championship thirst fully quenched, their palate never spoiled in 88 years with ridiculous lies accepting losing as being good enough, nay even lovable! Could it get even better?
Milo Hamilton speaks!
Working both North Side and South Side broadcasts across three different decades, sharing the microphone with many the game's greatest broadcast icons, some of them great to work with and others less so. That's Milo Hamilton! It was Milo in the booth with Bob Elson for four seasons in the Go-Go era when mighty Sox teams struggled to get over the hump with the Yankees. Now Milo shares his memories of this golden era from the Sox past and a place and time considered amongst the greatest in franchise history. Another EXCLUSIVE interview from White Sox Interactive and Mark Liptak!
Bum of the Week?
Contreras misses a start, a minor league call up gets the start, and Brandon McCarthy is still in the bullpen. It's all just a bit too eerily similar to the pre-2005 Sox when practically any bum could pitch from the #5 spot for the Sox! Unlike other Chicago baseball fans, Sox Fans have a long memory and a congenital hate for losing. WSI's Hal Vickery is looking forward to more wins -- South Side wins!
All for the Better!
How much has changed at Sox Park in the last fourteen years? Nobody knows it better than WSI's Mark Liptak! Life-long Sox Fan, Mark returns to his former hometown of Chicago and now offers some unique perspective on what it means to be a Sox Fan to come back to the world champion South Side of the city! Yes, it's all for the better!
Better than Last Year?
The 2006 Sox surge into first place and pick up where they left off last season beating up the opposition both inside and outside the division. Now WSI's Hal Vickery joins his fellow totally biased Sox Fans wondering whether this team might be even better than last year's championship ballclub!