Originally Posted by Falstaff
" as someone else mentioned, every team has to deal with injuries."
yet. somehow, year in year out, White Sox' opponents somehow eke out
a little more health, a few more runs, a few more second-half wins...
Lip documents its an ongoing decade long trend, which points to the organizational approach to assembling a team. We did not have this prob way back when Sox had the AAA Iowa Oaks as perennial minor league winners and conduit of talent to the bigs, like Bill Sharp etc. Personally I think the WS are a bit long in tooth, have always had a pudgy slugger clogging up bases, and Konerko cannot carry the team on his back for an entire season.
But do the White Sox lose any more down the stretch than the 29 other teams? Do they have more injuries than the 29 other teams? You'd have to look at all of that before actually saying that those things about the White Sox. Unless facts aren't important and you're just looking at the White Sox in a vacuum.