09-29-2013, 08:42 PM
WSI Church Elder
Join Date: Mar 2003
Originally Posted by Brian26
The two Cal kids came up and looked like they are actual baseball players that know the game.
Rienzo and Santiago showed promise at time as starters. Purcey and Webb could be solid contributors out of the bullpen.
Jordan Danks surprisingly played some ball in the last two months and probably secured himself a role and gave the Sox some flexibility in deciding what to do with DeAza and Viciedo this winter.
At the park, tickets were cheap, bathroom lines were non-existant and promotions were good, so it was a fun year to go to games minus the general product on the field.
Despite the obvious flaws and questions that remain, did I miss any positives?
Who are the two Cal kids?
White Sox Baseball
# of teams with a longer playoff drought = 3
San Diego (2006), Miami (2003), Seattle (2001)
# of teams with fewer playoff appearances since 1995 = 4:
KC* (2), TOR** (1), MIA (2),
# of Sox seasons in the this decade that were arguably dismal failures = 5:
2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conclusion: Blame Sox fans for not showing up to enough games
* back to back AL Champs, WS Champs 2014-15
** advanced to ALCS in '15