The Sox fall to third-place in the division and trail for the wild-card, too! It's tough being a Sox Fan and it's tough competing in baseball's toughest division, too. WSI's Hal Vickery knows the key now is to simply win, win, and win some more, but first a little ranting is in order!
Aug. 23rd...No Sweep Dreams in Motown Tonight
Sox bats wake up just in the nick of time as the Sox slap 15 hits--including three home runs (two by Joe Crede)--en route to a much-needed win over the Kittycats. Tomorrow, we go for the series split.
What sells newspapers, increases listening audiences, and more generally pays the salaries of media personalities searching for ANYTHING to justify the space and airtime their boss gives them? As WSI's Guy Bacci notes, it might never be too early for some Sox Fans to panic, but it's certainly never too early for some in the Chicago media to start bashing Sox Fans either.
Mark Buehrle got his first win since June 27th, while Bobby Jenks recorded his Major League-leading 34th save, as our defending champs defeated Kansas City 5-4 on a beautiful August afternoon.
August 16th...Mama Told Me There'll be Days Like This
In one of the most lackluster performances in the last couple of years, Jose Contreras and our beloved Palehose were easily defeated by the worst team in the league 10-4.
A sweep by the Sox has Jim Leyland, Ivan Rodriguez, and the entire Tigers clubhouse unhinged and making excuses. Yes, it's good to be king and it's good to defending champions, too! WSI's Hal Vickery has friendly advice for our rivals from Detroit: Don't look back, someone might be gaining on you!
August 10th...Flashes of 1983: Winning Ugly
Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera played Sox MVPs for the day, their two errors proving to be deadly, as our beloved Palehose would capitalize en route to a 5-4 win over the Evil Empire. It wasn't pretty, but we'll sure take it!
Whether their team is winning or losing, it's never the wrong time for Sox Fans to panic! A string of recent series victories has at least a few calmed down, but as WSI's Hal Vickery says, disaster is always lurking around the corner for any crazed Sox Fan!
Respect -- The Hard Way
While nervously watching the 2006 season unfold, Sox Fans have found something perhaps they never realized they were missing: respect for our Sox! WSI's Guy Bacci notes Chicago spends August talking more about curveballs than talking two-a-day scrimmages!