Wednesday, September 14, 2011


This is just too painful to watch. The White Sox lost once again to the Tigers, this time 5-0 to Justin Verlander, the likely 2011 A.L. Cy Young Award winner and MVP candidate. It’s the 11th win in a row for Detroit, which reduced its Magic Number to three over the Sox. It’s the 23rd win of the season for Verlander, his 14th in his last 14 starts, and his fifth of the year against the Good Guys.

Another win by the Tigers in today’s finale will guarantee them a tie for first and – to use a golf term – put them at dormie. There hasn’t really been much hope for a while now, but mathematical elimination is just around the corner for the Sox. And once that happens, that’ll be the end of the Update for the year since there’ll be no Magic Number to update.

The way I’m feeling now, I can’t even muster the enthusiasm to put an exclamation point at the end of the next sentence. Go Sox.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sherm, to borrow from T.S. Elliot, the season ended not with a bang but with a whimper. We can tip our hats to Detroit and wish them the best in the postseason.

I am sure there will be some changes in the off season for the Sox, obviously in the roster but possibly in management. Kenny and Greg Walker got into a shouting match last month which could be a signal that one or both of them may be gone.

I want to thank you for the White Sox Magic Number Update blog, I found in very informative with your stats, amusing with your comments, and enlightening with your historical perspectives. I know that when we are winning it is a labor of love for you but when we are losing it is just labor.

I am looking forward to 2012.

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