I’m going to try to write a little something for each and every White Sox game the next day; this is probably impossible, especially on the weekends. Also, if the Sox suck, I reserve the right to quit this exercise as soon as possible. But I’m going to try, and I will also see if I can include a banner pic to grab your attention.
March 31, 2008–Cleveland 10, White Sox 8
The Good: Well, Jim Thome hit two home runs, so thats good. The Sox came back from a 7-2 deficit and might have taken the lead were it not for two, possibly three, horrible calls by the umpires during the game, highlighted by a call in the 7th inning at home plate which I thought was going to kill Hawk Harrelson. So unlike last year, at least this team shows signs of not automatically quitting after down early. Nick Massett did well in long relief.
The Bad: Mark Buehrle gave up 7 runs in just over an inning, so his ERA is pretty high at this point. Juan Uribe fucked up a double play at second base in the Indians’ huge second inning which might have ended their threat. Uribe stayed consistent in his pursuit of becoming the first White Sox player assassinated during a home game by also striking out three times. Perhaps the most disappointing was the craptacular performance by Octavio Dotel, the Sox supposed 7th or 8th inning guy this year. He gave up three runs, took the loss, and looked very, very hittable.
Final thought: Eh, what are you gonna do? Sure, it would have been better if they pulled it out, but at least the season has started. If this game happens in August during a tight pennant race, I might write 20,000 words on it.