I can safely say that I am one of those sad, depressed and don’t-know-what-to-do-with-myself baseball fans. Going into the American League Division Series (ALDS) and the National League Division Series (NLDS), the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs looked good. Things changed when I caught Game 2 of the White Sox versus Tampa Bay Rays of the ALDS and Game 3 of the Cubs versus Dodgers of the NLDS. The White Sox couldn’t hit and the Cubs forgot to play the fundamentals of defensive baseball.
All hopes of a Chicago World Series came crashing down when the Cubs lost Game 3 in an embarassing 3-0 sweep against the Dodgers and the White Sox couldn’t hold on long enough to stay in the playoffs against the Rays. Watching your team lose at home is not fun. Watching the opposing team dance all over your field as they celebrate a possible trip to the World Series (Thank you Rays) at home is worse.
Why Chicago why?!?!
Sports is all about the emotional connection you have with a certain team or player. The emotional connection I had with the White Sox easily could of carried me into the rest of the race to the World Series if they had made it.
I never lived in Boston, experienced a Philadelphia Steak and Cheese sandwich or surfed with former Yankees head coach Joe Torre as he rides a wave into L.A. The only thing left for me to do is to trek on over to Soldiers Field and cheer on Captain Neckbeard and the rest of the Chicago Bears.
So here’s my question to all the Chicago baseball fans visiting this blog:
How do you stay interested in the League Championship Series and the World Series now that the home teams are gone?