Thursday, October 27, 2005

There's Joy in Soxville

If there is one thing I've learned in the years that I have lived in Chicago, it is this: The World Series is never played in Chicago. But after Boston's championship a year ago (its first since 1918), you just believe that it can happen. You only hope that it happens sometime during your lifetime.

Now, after the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 1-0 in a sweep, the Windy City can celebrate its first World Series win in 88 years. The White Sox did what Chicago baseball teams are only rumored to have done before. They won a world championship. After the BoSox and the ChiSox won their respective championships, this leaves the Cubs as the only remaining team in baseball (or in all of organized sports for that matter) with an epic streak of futility.

As we have been saying since 1908: maybe next year.