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Iwritecode
10-25-2005, 01:00 PM
Kinda explains why they've been so invisible to the national media this past century...

Now that Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have arrived as manager and general manager, the White Sox' days of obscurity may be numbered. But before we celebrate Paul Konerko's five homers and 15 RBI this postseason or wonder whether Chicago can go through the entire playoffs with only one defeat (they're 9-1), we should look back one last time and ask, "How could any franchise remain so unexamined, such a baseball void, for more than a century?"

Upon examination, we discover that there actually is a reason: The White Sox earned it.

In their entire existence, no White Sox team has ever won more than 100 games. So, when all-time great teams are discussed, Chicago is never mentioned. In fact, the White Sox have only won more than 95 games five times. The Yankees have done it six times -- in the last nine years. The Orioles have won more than 95 games 11 times. And they weren't born until 1954. The White Sox also had the perverse misfortune of never being abysmal -- which would've attracted attention. The team has only lost 100 games once since 1948.


Never has a team been so good at being mediocre. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/24/AR2005102402021.html)

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SoxFan64
10-25-2005, 01:17 PM
As a Washingtonian, I saw that in the morning paper. Boswell is the main baseball writer for the Post. He had picked the Astros to win the Series. He wrote nothing that we don't already know still it helps explain us to non-Chicagoans.

asindc
10-25-2005, 01:40 PM
Consider that everything else Boswell has written about the White Sox demonstrates a lack of knowledge of the Sox and our history, it's not surprising to me that his make-up column on the Sox comes off just as bad. He is the prototypical East Coast-bias writer, and a shameful seamhead numbers spewer to boot. Even the Sports Reporters on WTEM made fun of him yesterday about his coverage of this year's World Series.

Fuller_Schettman
10-25-2005, 02:07 PM
Here is the same article on the MSNBC website (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9810366/)

Hokiesox
10-25-2005, 02:22 PM
Consider that everything else Boswell has written about the White Sox demonstrates a lack of knowledge of the Sox and our history, it's not surprising to me that his make-up column on the Sox comes off just as bad. He is the prototypical East Coast-bias writer, and a shameful seamhead numbers spewer to boot. Even the Sports Reporters on WTEM made fun of him yesterday about his coverage of this year's World Series.

980 tends to hate the Post, when Tony K isn't on.