If the White Sox have their way, the 2005 baseball season will end tonight. Another season is in the books, and it’s always interesting to look back at what happened.
The White Sox season has to be the most suprising thing that happened in 2005. Back in April, the Hardball Times staff made their predictions, and not one person picked the White Sox to finish first. Three of the twelve picked them to finish second and three people, including myself, picked them to finish fourth. I also took part in a survey over at Baseball Analysts, and even there nobody gave the White Sox a chance. And here they are, one win away from winning it all, and going 11-1 in the playoffs no less.
So should this give Tiger fans hope or not? The Twins should bounce back and be in contention, and I think the Indians are for real. If the White Sox are as well, that means the Tigers have a LONG way to go until they’re at a point where they can contend for the AL Central.
Regardless, enjoy what little of the season we have left. It’s five long cold months until April and opening day.