What a comeback!
Hopefully this sparks a streak!
The boys scored 4 in the bottom of the 9th for the 4-3 win over the Tribe... WITHOUT a HR. I like it!
OBP is finally starting to kick in. Guys that should be getting on base are now. But the rotation has sorely disappointed. Q and Shark have fallen below expectations and Danks/Noesi have somehow been worse than expected. Need to see MASSIVE improvement from the 2-5 in the rotation. Really disappointed with the starters minus Sale so far.
...Ventura needs to be fired yesterday. Just an absolutely pathetic display and it's squarely on him. It takes a special kind of horrible managing to take that talent and give such a piss poor performance. I am ashamed to be a Sox fan.
Yep. I love that the Hawks have been making deep playoff runs, it delays the misery of watching the Sox an extra few months. There really isn't an end in sight either. They are going to suck major ass for the foreseeable future.
Okay, let's look past the fact that the White Sox are an unholy abomination of suck, and Robin Ventura is the worst manager in sports period.
With the Atlanta Braves moving to the new stadium in Cobb County, it makes me wonder (and I'm sure this has been discussed more than a few times), is it time for the White Sox to move from New Comiskey?
Granted, this seems unlikely to happen, as the stadium is actually quite nice and still rather new. However, New Comiskey has almost identical issues to Turner Field for the Braves. Location, location, location. Granted, the area around Shields and 35th isn't as bad as it used to be, or at least that's what I heard, but the transit to the stadium for a vast majority of Sox fans is a major chore. The Braves are moving from south Atlanta (which is a total dump), to Cobb County, arguably one of the nicest areas in metro Atlanta and much closer to the prominent Brave fanbase. So to the Southsiders that currently live there, would the idea of a new stadium be feasible and where would a good location be?
New Comiskey is trapped in time. It was one of the first "new" stadiums, and what all following stadiums used as a blueprint for what NOT to do when building. Granted vast improvements have made through the years (most notably removing the HIDEOUS blue seats) it still has 2 huge things working against it:
1) No mystique of an old historic stadium
2) No "bells and whistles" of a true new stadium
*Jacobs Field and Camden Yards nailed what a new stadium should look like soon after
If Comiskular is trapped in time and the Jake is so awesome, why do the Sox average 5k more fans a game?
2015 MLB Attendance - Major League Baseball - ESPN
To start off with, US Cellular holds 40,615, to Jacobs Field's (technically, Progressive Field, but it will always be The Jake to me) 36,675. Add to that there are about 2.7 million people in the city of Chicago, compared to about 400,000 in the city of Cleveland, and the answer becomes pretty obvious.
There is more to attendance than the stadium... as an outside observer and baseball nut Cleveland clearly has the better ballpark... that's not to say the new Comisk is some dump though... just my opinion.
Also, wouldn't the Indians be second to the Browns in the city of Cleveland in any random year? And the most popular team in Chi Town is the Bears correct? then the Cubs?