White Flag Remembered
As Jerry Reinsdorf's minions disassemble the 2002 squad for another "rebuilding" project, here's the Sox news as it was reported exactly five years ago. There is a hole in my White Sox--and nobody has fixed it yet! WSI's Mark Liptak reminds Sox Fans of promises made and broken--as events this past week now fully reveal.
The Season Ends
The 2002 season goes down the drain for Sox Fans, but there is good news! The Sox have found a scapegoat! WSI's Dave Schmitt wonders what more genius moves the Sox brass has in store for us.
Five Years after White Flag
It was July 31, 1997 that the Sox tossed in the towel with an eye towards building a champion team for the future. Five years later, WSI's Dan Helpingstine asks where is this franchise heading now?
Sox Relocation Conspiracy?
The level of Sox management's incompetence has reached epic levels in 2002. Now WSI's Hal Vickery wonders aloud if this isn't simply the first step along Chairman Reinsdorf's planned route towards relocating our beloved Sox? Se habla espanol, Sox Fans?
July 21... O's blow it, Sox can't lose.
Thanks to Sox reject Chris Singleton, the Sox finally win a one-run game. Naturally came on an unearned run. Baltimore coughs it up, and the Sox back into a win, 8-7 the final.
The Sox season has been a major disappointment, MLB can't run an all-star game, and bass fishing may be the only merciful relief for Sox Fans! WSI's Dave Schmitt has low expectations for the future--except bass fishing.
July 13 (Gm. 1)... This team sucks.
Errors, lousy hitting, and the usual problems of poor fundamentals. The losing stretches back 22 years. The Sox suck, a 5-3 loss to Detroit is just the latest example.
Fans strike back?
A boycott of major league baseball has been called for July 11. Though the Sox are out of town, WSI's Dan Helpingstine takes a closer look at the force behind the movement. Here's betting there are plenty of empty seats at Comerica Park for the Sox/Tigers game--as usual.
Comiskey another rip-off?
As the Sox sink from contention, the team's GM whines they can't afford the current payroll, and the entire sport teeters on yet another work stoppage, let's remember the promises made when public money went towards building the new ballparks like Reinsdorf's New Comiskey. WSI's Dan Helpingstine recounts the ugly details.