Friday, September 30, 2005

Gotta Be In It To Win It!

While the celebration may be a little premature, a division title is the most any White Sox team has been able to celebrate since 1959, so let's cut 'em a little slack.

It's been a harrowing September for Sox fans -- losing 90% of a 15 game lead -- but in the end there was enough gas in the tank to hold off the ridiculously hot Cleveland Indians and take the AL's Central Division.

Now comes the hard part.

The Sox have not managed to win a postseason series since 1917. Of course, that stretch includes the one they lost on purpose in 1919, so it's always kind of hard to feel sorry. What may be even worse is that this stretch since '17 only includes 5 series ('19 WS, '59 WS, '83 ALCS, '93 ALCS, '00 ALDS).

That's it. A stretch of futility only matched by the cuddly ones.

The prognosis for this year isn't actually a whole lot better, but you gotta be in it to win it. Keep hope alive!


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