Congratulations White Sox: 2005 WS Champs

Are the Cubbies next? Sox World Series victories in consecutive years, the most recent, we have to say, being one of the least interesting in our memory, and a rather unimpressive cap on what was, overall, a disappointing year, despite some excitement in the second half. We suspect the 2005 campaign, at least outside of Chicago, will be remembered more for steroid hearings and positive tests than the anemic offensive abilities of the two league champions. And after two consecutive sweeps (small sample size?) and continued interleague dominance, is their any questioon about the NL’s inferiority?

Next year in Jerusalem, Yankee fans. Next year. Now back to SF’s hot stove…..

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  • PS: Did we say it was a lame WS? It wasn’t just us. TV ratings down a whopping 29 percent from last year for the lowest-rated series on record. Here that Bud? FOX? BAD JOB. Starting games at 8:45 est? Horrible. Kids can’t watch. Grownups tune out after 11:30. So no one’s watching at the end of the game. Which means no excitement carries over, which means no one gives a shit.

    YF October 27, 2005, 8:51 am
  • Amen, YF. The coverage, from the stupid flames-coming-out-of-the-ass-of-the-pitch tracking thingy (ESPN’s is far better) to the permanent “CWS up 3-0” (DUH) in the top right hand corner of the screen to the incessant shots of white people everywhere was horrific. And we’re not even going near the Astros’ starting 8. (A team where the pitcher isn’t even the worst hitter in the order? Yikes!).
    (And I didn’t even have to listen to Buck and McCarver to have such a bad experience with Fox – Mrs. SF wouldn’t allow any TV sound after bedtime!)

    SF October 27, 2005, 9:11 am
  • Amen SF:FOX’s flaming pitch tracker was a disaster, and much worse than ESPN’s. Not only did the comet-tail make the entire thing hard to read, but the size of the “ball” was not even proportional to the strike zone in the graphic, so the entire thing was entirely useless. But annoyingly so. Give FOX an F for graphics that were not only uninformative, but annoying and potentially deceptive. And graphics were the least of the issues.

    YF October 27, 2005, 9:55 am
  • And Chris Meyers is a regular Charlie Rose down there on the sideline. The best part of the entire broadcast was the slow-motion image of bitter disappointment washing across Barbara Bush’s face, which brought a smile to mine.

    MJL in L.A. October 27, 2005, 1:05 pm
  • Chris Meyers is a good fellah. We know this from experience (don’t ask). Sideline reporting = thankless task.

    YF October 27, 2005, 1:23 pm
  • Oh, come on! Pro athletes are so pithy and insightful!

    MJL in L.A. October 27, 2005, 1:50 pm

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