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09-27-2006, 12:56 PM
The White Sox won't make the playoffs in 2007 - but will in 2008, 2010 and then every year after that (much like the Yankees)..

The years between postseason appearances has been on the decline for the White Sox since the infamous Black Sox of 1919..

The White Sox made the postseason in 1919..

It wasn't until 1959 that October baseball returned to the SouthSide

a 40 year wait..

The next playoff appearance was 1983

a 24 year wait

Then 1993

a 10 year wait

Then 2000

a 7 year wait

Then 2005

a 5 year wait....

The time between October baseball on the Southside drops by about 30 to 40 % beteen each appearance...SO - our next wait is 3 years (2005 to 2008) then 2 (2008 to 2010)..then one and we become the Yankees !!!:cool:

I know this is ridiculous..but am a little bored at work and that I would throw out some numbers that are working in our direction..:D:

Chicken Dinner
09-27-2006, 01:01 PM
The math needs to include:

Runs scored
Batting Avg.
and passion X motivation X desire X effort = winning

I want Mags back
09-27-2006, 01:07 PM
i can tell the offseason has started

09-27-2006, 01:57 PM
That's a great prediction!

09-27-2006, 02:01 PM
Seriously dude, we're having a bad enough end to the season, no reason for 1919 to be mentioned...

...still, I like the prediction! :D:

09-27-2006, 02:02 PM
I know it's meaningless, but I like spotting patterns like that too. Another trend I have seen is that in the last 40 years, the Sox make a strong, memorable pennant run about every 5 years:

1967, 1972, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1993/94, 2000, 2005.

These were teams that weren't just good, they were among the best in the league and exciting and often mentioned by Sox fans as one of their favorite seasons. Of course none of this predicts future events for the Sox, but it does indicate that the team has a track record of not taking long to get back into the thick of things.

I was hoping 2006 would be another one of those years. For example, in mid-August we matched the final record of the highly revered '94 team. But the way the team has fallen off in the 2nd half, '06 in my mind gets bumped down to a lower notch of above-average teams that had legitimate playoff hopes well into the season but either underachieved or weren't quite talented enough (2003, '96, '91).