It has been an awful, awful several months. It seems like everything is broken. They can’t get the right movie announced at the Oscars … the US electoral system is seriously screwed up, the education systems are an absolute mess … and the Cub reigns as the World Series champions.
For those that don’t know, that is the sign located across from Cubs Park that keeps track of the years since the last division, league, and World Series titles … and for the first time ever it reads zeroes across the board.
The White Sox are in rebuilding mode. On the good hand, the Sox are finally building a farm system for the first time since the 1950s. However, this means that the Sox will not be threatening for much of anything. All of the forecasts have the Sox finishing 4th or 5th in the division (of five teams). Hopefully, this bodes well for the Sox a few years down the road … but that year will not be this year.
Perhaps the most sad White Sox news will be that this will be the first time in six years that a guy with a White Sox cap won’t be in office in Washington. Instead, the current resident of 1600 Penn may become the first president since Jimmy Carter to not throw out a first pitch at a Washington Nationals or Baltimore Orioles game while president. Given the close association with Cubs ownership and the Trump campaign, you figure he would throw out the first pitch for the Cub … but apparently he is staying under cover these days. As a baseball fan, I am glad he is not sullying the national pastime with his presence.
That all said, it is a day of renewal and rebirth … glorious baseball is finally back!