Last February, another WSI Mod and I had lunch together. He and I readily agreed that there were too many pessimists at WSI about the upcoming 2012 season and that the Sox were definite contenders for the division. So, yes, there was excitement last February about the White Sox.
I won't reveal his name to protect him from slings and arrows.
This just in from the newswires: The Anti-Trust Division of the US Department of Justice has announced that whenever Sale take The Bump, it is unfair competition in violation of various federal and state laws. However, he is not being prosecuted because it is so ****in awesome to watch him do his craft.