Thursday, October 27, 2005
I NEVER thought I would see this in my lifetime.
I'll rip the mayor on Friday, I'm too busy celebrating now. I may not sleep till Sunday.
For the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution, the Chicago White Sox are the World Series Champions, winning 1-0 in Game 4 and sweeping the National League champion Houston Astros. This is for the people of the South Side of Chicago, the long put-upon fans who never gave up on the team, through thick and thin (mostly thin).
This is for Bill Veeck, who is smiling somewhere above us with a beer balanced on his peg leg. This is for Mayor Daley (both of them) and his family. This is for Minnie Minoso and Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio and Billy Pierce, for Gary Peters and Joel Horlen, for Carlton Fisk and Rich Dotson, for Luke Appling and Ted Lyons.
Rejoice South Side, as well as the rest of Chicago, join in the fun! I'm not even there and I will!