Barb's timing is once again uncanny!
The three Sox home games broadcast on national TV this past week (on cable's TBS) were all designated as "blackouts" by Sox promoters.
Fans came to the ballpark wearing black, many from head to toe. Shots of the stands during Tuesday's play-in game against the Twins looked, I thought, like oil rippling. Two days ago, white towels were added -- and the stands looked like animated dominoes run amuck.
Last night, the Sox were eliminated. And the black looked funereal....
Non-Chicagoans don't really understand the rivalry between Sox fans and Cubs fans, sometimes good-natured, sometimes ill-tempered (often varying according to the amount of ethanol coursing through the bloodstreams of the fans in question). But there comes a point almost every year -- this year it came sooner for Cub fans than they expected -- where our the Sox and Cub fans unite in one shared sentiment: