In September of 2004, I had one of my favorite posts, on the Chisox. I was pretty hard on them, but it really was a fun night.
In the meantime, of course, they won the World Series.
Now, my main man Tofe went to a game with his dad just couple of weeks ago. The situation:
Kansas City at Chi White Sox. Top of the 9th. Bobby jenks comes in (sadly, no shingo like theme song or even "shingo time!" on the big screen) with a 3-2 lead.
And the fans stay IN THEIR SEATS! Dad'o'Tofe, lifelong Red Sox fan, is so outraged that the fans remained seated that he starts sputtering.
a powerful lesson in midwest culture indeed. Here they are, asses firmly still in seats:
FInally, they get up with 2 outs, probably so they can beat the rush back to the El.
Does it really take just one World Series to do that? They used to stand up for Shingo, who had nothing. Now, they sit down for a real team?