Monday, October 6th, 2008

The Night Chicago Died

Dadgummit! Ken Griffey, Jr. struck out.

Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko produced the only offense as the Chicago White Sox were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-2. The "Rolling Blackouts" at U.S. Cellular Field weren't enough to propel them to the American League Championship Series. The Rays are awaiting the outcome of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Boston Red Sox series. Game 4 just got underway.

Even stale champagne is more vibrant the Chicago's contribution to the postseason. All the dreams of the first Crosstown World Series since the 1906 season fizzled out quicker than you can say, "Garciaparra." The Cubs and White Sox combined for a robust 1-6 record in their respective LCS. Like that, Chicago baseball for 2008 comes to end.

Wrigley Field's ivy will turn brown, dry up and fall to the warning track. U.S. Cellular Field's colorful pinwheels will stay dark, and the fireworks will go into storage. We'll see them again in early April.

Don't forget the Baseball Trivia Contest. So far there's only been one attempt. Ozthegreat answered 21 of 25 correct.


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