I am a lifelong White Sox fan. I usually say I'm a lifelong, long suffering White Sox fan.
But then came 2005. And I wasn't suffering anymore. Although, like a lot of Sox fans, I could hardly believe it was real.
And there were some wonderful moments in 2006, too. I'll always remember that, in 2006, my Oldest Son took me to a game. And then the Sox fell short. In this post I explained how I had finally accepted the reality of 2005, and how I was finally "ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride back to the postseason." But, sadly, the moment had passed. And soon thereafter also passed the crown. (Lucky John Rooney: He got to call the entire season for the team that won the World Series two years in a row.)
But disappointing as last year was, this year has been... well, awful.
And I've found this cartoon which entirely explains my own feelings on the subject:
This is taken from a blog called Palehose 7 by Carl Skanberg.
You don't have to be a Sox fan to 'get' this cartoon. Everyone recognizes Ozzie Guillen when they seem him, right?
It was Mike Royko, I believe, who coined the unofficial motto of the City of Chicago, "ubi est mea?" But there's another unofficial motto, too:
And next out of the closet of anxieties: Bears vs. 'Bolts. Live from San Diego Sunday afternoon.
I've got a bad feeling about this, Chewy.