Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
White Sox pitchers who clinched a post season Series: From White to Jenks
The White Sox are an odd franchise. They are a traditional team, still playing in the same city where they started in 1901. They have a rich history playing in one of the biggest media markets in the country.
And yet they are clearly the Second team in terms of attention in the Second City. When they ended their World Series drought in 2005, it barely caused a ripple in the sports world. It was longer than the Red Sox streak of futility which ended in 2004 and was treated like the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Chicago seems to be a Cubs town first, second and third. And White Sox fans have a slight chip on their shoulder but also some wonderfully sarcastic bragging rights.
When MLB The Show made a wonderful hypothetical Cubs World Championship celebration on a commercial, White Sox fans countered with a video of their ACTUAL post series bliss.
The relatively recent title not withstanding, they have had only a handful of post season celebrations. In fact between the 1917 World Series and the 2005 Division Series, no White Sox team won a post season series.
It might not make White Sox fans happy to hear that, but it does make my live easy when writing my latest entry of pitchers who clinched a post season series posts.