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Thursday, October 27, 2005

......White Sox sweep.

As much as we all like to see championship series go the full seven games, total domination is also a pleasure to watch. That's not taking anything away from the Astros who pushed the Sox to the limit in all four games. But as Game 4 went into the late innings still scoreless, was there a doubt in anyone's mind that the Sox would would get on the board, even with Brad Lidge in the game?

In a way, the 2005 Sox remind me of the 1990 Reds, who swept the Series from the heavily favored Oakland A's. The Reds were no doubt the best team in baseball that year, as the Sox were this year. But they also had to fight off a late-season slump and a surge from the division rival Dodgers, just as the White Sox had to fight off the Cleveland Indians this season. Guys like Willie Harris and Geoff Blum are the Sox' version of Billy Bates and Herm Winningham, guys who stepped in knew what to do and when to do it.

It also never hurts to have a shortstop like Juan Uribe flashing some leather in the middle of the infield.


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