Sox Sweep Yanks, Few Witnesses Step Forward

The White Sox are 13 games over .500 but attendance figures suggest that the fans aren’t convinced. The New York Yankees left town after being swept by our Sox, which gave us our 2-game lead in the division.  There’s a sense of confidence in the clubhouse that the Sox  can compete with any team in baseball with the kind of overpowering pitching and offense that punished the Yanks.  The finale saw Chris Sale and newly-acquired Brett Myers combine to limit the top team in the AL to just one run on four hits.

A 3-game homestand against the Yankees – as well as between 2 first place teams in what might be a precursor to the LDS or LCS in October – should draw massive crowds and certainly the weather accommodated.  Yet the Cell was nearly half empty.  Where’s the visible enthusiasm for a playoff run of the likes that the City hasn’t seen since 2010 when the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers in six games. This begs consideration of fan perception as our first place team has yet to experience a sell out and the season is entering its final stage.