I apologize to all the ginandtacos fans who have come to expect a consistent supply of political ranting from me at the exclusion of more banal topics, but I'm in the grip of a full-fledged White Sox fever this week. Symptoms include euphoria and repeated references to 1983.

I no longer live in Chicago, but I hope – and I can only hope – that everything South of Pilsen is shutting down at about 2:30 today so the entire sausage-loving portion of the population can be in front of their TV by the 3:00 first pitch.

"Sweep the leg, Johnny."

Fuck Boston. Fuck them and their fans and their stupid-ass movies about being a fan starring Jimmy Fallon. Not to mention Drew Barrymore. With Freddy Garcia (10-3 on the road) squaring off against Tim "The batting tee" Wakefield and his league-worst ERA, I can only implore the White Sox in the manner chosen by the head of the Cobra Kai in The Karate Kid: "Finish them…..finish them!"

Oh, and fuck the national media that can't seem to write stories about anything other than the Red Sox being poised to take the next three games to win the series. Fuck them right in the ear.

I wouldn't be able to look myself in the mirror if I didn't leave work early today. Fire up a polish in my honor, Chicago. I am with you in spirit.

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  1. mike Says:

    First story at mlb.com, start of article:

    "BOSTON — What we will see next is Postseason Comeback Magic Part II, or the Chicago White Sox winning their first postseason series since 1917. Extremes in possibilities seem to be in order.

    This is the inescapable theme: The Boston Red Sox have been down this road before. They have been even further down this road than they are now. They were down three games to none in the 2004 American League Championship Series before making history and breaking an 86-year World Series drought."

    Umm, haven't you been paying attention? Stop writing it as if the Red Sox have just been taking a breather for the past two games….

  2. Liz Says:

    What is this base…ball?

  3. Ed Says:

    Yes, the crux of the media's attitude appears to be that Boston has us right where they want us…..

  4. Caitlin Says:

    Well, you've got your sweep… but really, can they take it all the way? CAN THEY?!$!?!???

  5. Nat Says:

    Congrats guys. From a true sox fan, your Sox beat our Sox fair and square. Honestly you guys have an amazing team this year, and if they can't make it to the World Series, god help us all.

  6. Nat Says:

    Obviosuly I'm talking about the red sox.