Game 4 Thoughts
Saturday, October 15, 2005, 11:50 pm
You can almost taste it now. One victory from winning the American League Championship Series. (I can’t bring myself to write the other words, yet, there is still one game to win). As great as tonight’s victory felt, remember that in each of the last two seasons, other teams have had this same feeling, enjoyed the same euphoria and entertained the same thoughts about tomorrow. They all were beaten … the Cubs in 2003 and the Yankees in 2004.
We have not won anything yet, but we are close, very close. With the next victory comes a well-deserved explosion of joy … 46 years worth of suffering for White Sox fans and the city of Chicago. Then, it will be on to the next challenge.
Thoughts from tonight
How key to come out and score three runs in the first inning …
How clutch is Paul Konerko …
What a great pitching performance by Freddy …
You gotta love AJ, both for his annoynance and his ability to rise to the occasion with his home run …
How happy are we to see the "old" Scotty Pods back?
Let’s Go White Sox
As Angel fans departed, White Sox fans, with their chants of "Let’s Go White Sox" and "Paulie, Paulie" were audible inside the ballpark. Way to go Sox fans. As the game wore on, the sections of Sox fans — including Sox chef Roy Rivas spelling out S-O-X with his body — grew exponentially as other Sox fans from around the ballpark joined the cheering section. Fans exchanged high fives and hugs as each out was recorded. Strangers, except for their pinstripes, embraced. How great was this?
Afterward many of us wondered what the mood was like in thousands of homes, bars and restaurants around Chicago. Are you enjoying this as much as we are?
Let’s close this out tomorrow behind Jose Contreras, celebrate and head for Sweet Home Chicago. Let’s make tomorrow a memory for Sox fans forever. You’ve earned it.