Thursday, October 27, 2005
White Sox Win First World Series Title in 88 Years! Can You Hear That? It's the Collective Yawn of an Entire Country
Oh my God! Oh my God! It's been 88 years since their last title? Oh my God!! Who gives a f**k?!! Yeah, that's right, I used quasi-profanity in my blog and I know my parents read it. Uh-huh, you know what I'm talking about. I just watched the end of the final game of the 2005 World Series (which may go down as the lowest-rated series in TV history) and it was, for the 2nd Series in a row, a sweep. As if baseball itself wasn't prone by its very nature to deaden the senses, watching one baseball team dominate the other for four straight games in what's supposed to be the culmination of the entire season? That's rough going. Hell, that's not even that fun when it's the home team doing the stomping. Red Sox got the nation's attention last year, in part, because they gave the viewing audience the comeback of all comebacks during the ALCS against the hated Yankees. They came back from a 3-0 game deficit to win. Looking back on it I can still hardly believe it. I think the World Series sweep of last year was just cake after that. (And yeah, I just used the expression "cake" for the first time ever.) Of course I'll be enduring the Suspense of the Ages next season waiting to find out who the Braves will choke against in the Division Series. I think they're going to introduce yet another round of playoffs next year, something Bud Selig is calling the Great Team-Off, where each team will play itself in a best of 3 showdown. It's going to be awesome.