October 27, 2005

Organizations Win Championships

Yes, the Chicago White Sox are world champions, for the first time in 88 years, after completing a sweep of Houston last night. I've trashed them all year, but even I must say, the Sox impressed me. No way they can keep it up, but...

It was, however, extremely nauseating to see Bud Selig handing the World Series trophy to his longtime pal/crony Jerry Reinsdorf, just 11 years after the two of them conspired to cancel the 1994 season and all but destroyed the sport. Reinsdorf now gets a World Series trophy to go along with his six NBA titles- how many owners have won championships in more than one sport?

And after a whole series in which the previously Bambino-obsessed Fox all but ignored the White Sox's long, unenviable history, they finally included some highlights of Disco Demolition Night, the bermuda shorts game, and other stuff over the closing credits last night. I'm wondering why we didn't hear the name "Shoeless Joe" Jackson 500 times in the last week, but then I wonder a lot of things about Fox. I'm counting down the years (I think just one more) until Fox loses their baseball rights- because I don't like living in a country where Bob Costas doesn't announce the World Series.

And finally, on the Latino Legends Team: where's Chico Escuela?

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 27, 2005 07:10 AM

Tony O. was left off. Real shame.

I hate Joe Buck. He has no right to be broadcasting baseball games.

Posted by: Jeff S at October 27, 2005 01:17 PM

Funny how you finally credit the White Sox...had the yanks won would you have done the same???

Posted by: A at October 27, 2005 03:08 PM
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