Originally Posted by Golden Sox
This doom and gloom posts are not exactly accurate. The White Sox attendance is actually up over 2012. When you stop and consider the injuries, the poor start and the TERRIBLE Spring weather we've had in Chicago, I don't think everything is as bad as people are making it out to be. Getting Danks and Beckham back and a few winning streaks will hopefully improve things on the great SouthSide of Chicago. If everything on this team starts to click the 2013 Playoffs could still be a reality. The more I'm thinking about this, the more upbeat I'm getting. This division is there for the taking. As lousy as we have played we are only 6 games behind CLEVELAND. Does anybody really think we can't catch CLEVELAND? Let's get healthy and start winning some games and hopefully go on from there.
As someone else wrote in another thread it's not just the fact that the Sox are only six games out. That's not a big deal, that's do-able. It's the fact that there are four teams ahead of them in the division.
Because those teams play each other so often someone has to win, not all four teams are going to go in the tank.
Also the Sox second half schedule gets a hell of a lot tougher. 18 games with Detroit, games with the Yankees, and a 10 game road trip in late August / early September to Boston, the Yankees and Baltimore.
Those are grounds for concern.