Yep. Those damned Orioles broke my heart that year. What a team that was though. I wish I still had my “Winnin’ Ugly” T-shirt. Kittle. Luzinski. Burns. Baines, Dotson, and Fisk. Wimpy towards the end of his career and Greg Walker just a baby. Lamar Hoyt. What a team.
2005 was the best year ever not just for my Sox. There were some WONDERFUL things about that year in my life, but damn, that Sox run was magical. Ozzie hadn’t COMPLETELY lost his damned mind yet.
Proudest moment as a White Sox fan? Asking Commissioner Manfred at Fan Fest in Cincy why they don’t give Joe Jackson and Buck Weaver another look at the HOF since Pete Rose was getting one at the time.
On the upside, since then, my one boy breathes baseball and is a Cardinals fan, which works well for me because he hates the Cubs as much as I do. When I say he breathes baseball, that damned kid knows all the GMs in MLB. He’s a good kid. He’s probably going to be a big PS Audio customer once he graduates college…here’s hoping he throws some crumbs to the old man.