There are less than 90 days until the Bears kickoff the 2014 season and the Bulls still haven’t picked up that elusive star, viagra so baseball is still center stage in Chicago. While the north siders’ struggle to build a new Wrigley and the rumors of a possible Jeff Samardzija trade steal the headlines, the south siders are quietly remaining in the playoff picture. I think it’s time to shift the focus to the south side boys of summer.
The White Sox sit in 4th place at 32-33 only 3.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers.
Quick Review: Here’s all you need to know about what happened last week…it was bad. The Sox finished off their west coast trip by being swept by the LA Angels. The series included Chris Sale blowing a 5-0 lead (with the help of an error) and Mike Trout hitting a grand slam off Sale. Jose Abreu struggled on the trip but hopefully all he needed was to return to the Cell as he hit a two run home run to help the Sox win the first game of the series against the Tigers and move to within 3.5 games of first place.
News: With the third pick in the draft the Sox picked LHP Carlos Rondon from North Carolina State. Rondon was considered by some to be the best pitcher in the draft and there are thoughts that we may see him sooner rather than later in the big leagues.
What’s Next: The Sox will finish their four game series versus the Tigers and then welcome in the Royals for three games starting June 13th. They will finish the home stand with 2 games versus the Major League Leading San Francisco Giants starting June 17th. The upcoming promotions are going to be fun so get out there, especially this weekend with nice weather on the way. June 12-K-Zone cards, June 13-Mullet Night and fireworks, June 14-White Sox Cap and Father Daughter Day and June 14-Father’s Day
My Thoughts: Every week I write about the surprising White Sox who have overcome injuries, a bad start by the bullpen and spotty defense to be right in the thick of things. I guess at this point the surprise will be if they don’t remain in the playoff race for the remainder of the season. The only thing that can stop them is a catastrophic injury to a major player. With the American League being so unpredictable; there’s plenty of opportunity for the Sox to make a move and sneak into the playoffs. So with many games remaining in the season all I can suggest is that we enjoy the ride wherever it may take us.