Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Swish, 1B; OC, SS; Dye, RF; PK, DH; Crede, 3B; Quentin, LF; Ramirez, CF; Ozuna, 2B; Hall, C. Danks pitching.
Seems like we’ve seen last night’s movie several times over the past few years … we did have our chances to tie/win that game … last night and Opening Day are the two games so far you feel like we could have won … otherwise, we’ve won the ones we should have and have lost the ones we should have … before everyone bails on a future Hall of Famer (reading a few of your posts), remember Jim’s track record and how he has proven to be a very streaky hitter …when he’s on, he can carry us a long ways.
A good point was made about trades during a conversation yesterday. A decision on whether a trade is “good” or “bad” should be made at the time the deal is made. Afterward, hindsight enters in, as well as many other factors.
Keep a log as this season goes along. As each team makes a trade, write down what you think of the deal at the time. Then, check it in November.
Critics of the White Sox have recently taken of the chant of irrelevance, as in “The Sox are becoming irrelevant in Chicago.”
As if that hurts …
What these critics never have seemed to grasp — in my opinion — is that the White Sox are incredibly relevant to millions of fans in Chicago and nationwide, fans who live and die with each win, each loss and even every pitch. Just look at the passion our fans bring to the ballpark, to websites and to this blog every day.
I’ve always felt that cries directed toward the Sox and our fans of “you are irrelevant” actually reveal three key things … 1. betrays how the critic really feels about the team; 2. betrays a sense of arrogrance that their personal belief actually matters to the world; and 3. insults people who find the Sox relevant enough to buy newspapers, watch on television, read on-line and pay to sit in the stands.
Those are the people I care about.