.500!

Even Ozzie can smile today.

All right, so I know that it’s a bit pathetic to be ecstatic when your team reaches .500, and I know that this is not the first time this season that the White Sox have reached that mark (and then promptly slipped below it). But this .500 feels special for a number of reasons:

~The Sox are now only three games behind Detroit in the Central race.
~We have beaten the aforementioned Tigers 4 of the last 6 times we’ve played them.
~We have gone 8-4 since the All-Star Break.
~In those 8 wins, we have scored 36 runs, which averages to 4-5 runs a game. (I am aware that there are some teams who have been surpassing this mark on a nightly basis for the entire season. Unfortunately that team has not been the White Sox.)

I’m happy. I’m content. I’m sad that I’m leaving on Sunday and won’t get to see any of the games against the Yankees. But right now that doesn’t matter. Back at .500 and it feels so gooooood… See? I’m making up bad song lyrics, I’m so thrilled!

***

There’s another reason to be happy on the South Side. The Phillies, thought to be seeking our boy Carlos Quentin, have acquired Astros’ big-hitting outfielder Hunter Pence. Hopefully, that eliminates their need for Q, which means that he can stay with us and help us STAY ABOVE .500!!!

Can you tell I’m excited this morning?

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3 comments

  1. This is a very simple game...

    That’s not pathetic at all. Your team was struggling and a lot of folks started writing them off and now they’re on their way back up and within striking distance of 1st with two months left to play. Sounds like a reason to make up giddy song lyrics to me. 🙂
    — Kristen

  2. Michael David

    Tigers are definatley looking over their shoulder. It will be a fight to the finish when you throw Cleveland in the mix…and the trade they made yesterday.
    –Mike
    ‘Minoring In Baseball’

  3. mlblogsbluejaysnest

    I would give anything for the Jays to be in a race, even if they were 10 games belown .500 in the process. It may not look pretty, but if they’re the last team standing in October, all will be forgotten. People look at the 2000 New York Yankees as World Champs, not a team that lost 13 of their last 16 and only won 87 games.
    http://bluejaysnest.mlblogs.com/

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