I’m not saying they can’t have another playoff season, but until the ownership changes or person calling the shots, this franchise is stuck in the mud.As a proud member of Illini Nation as well as a Chicago White Sox fan... all I can say is congratulations to the Cleveland baseball club.
In a season where for a long time it looked like no one wanted to win the Division... the Guardians began to play winning baseball just at the right time and seize control. And now after last night's result, likely Division winners.
In short, Cleveland did what the White Sox should have done. But the Sox didn’t... despite given chance after chance to play good consistent ball and win a Division that they were predicted to win easily when the year started.
In sports, no one hands you anything. You earn everything. And that’s what Cleveland did. They went out and grabbed it.
The question now for the White Sox and Sox fans... where do things go from here? This club is lacking in talent in certain areas and even more important is that they are lacking in... Heart. These guys play without energy and passion. They play like They are in the dentist’s chair and can’t wait to get out of there and go home.
The Illinois roundball program turned around when they got the right guys at the top to build a winner. That’s what the Sox need to do as well... but Sox management seems clueless about how to do this. As they have for generations.
So, it’s just another year of disappointment on the Great South Side of Chicago and a time of anger and sadness for Sox Nation.
And what’s the cure for Sox fans in the off-season?
ILLINI BASKETBALL. And an improvement Illini group of footballers.
Nothing will change with Jerry Reinsdorf still calling the shots.
Rick Hahn and Kenny Williams don’t go off scot free either. Especially Williams as I don’t even know what he does anymore. He’s become the Sox version of Ted Philips.
The basic problem is that The Owner and Sox fans do not have the same objectives.
The Owner is OK with staying mediocre and making MLB Owners' money.
Sox Nation would like... a winning ball club... a Playoff ball club... a World Series ball club.