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Old 09-06-2013, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by JB98 View Post
We don't need anymore sobbing on these boards about "ruining draft position" or posts about the erroneous belief that some late-season wins are going to dupe Sox management into thinking the team is "close."

As we've learned this week, those things tend to take care of themselves. They are not legitimate concerns for fans to have.
Sox management's track record over the last 6 years or so suggests otherwise. After years of the Sox approaching to competing being "let's let the farm system rot, slap some underdogs together, and see if we can surprise everyone", i'm not sold on the idea that Sox management fully "gets it". Maybe things are different now under Hahn, but KW and Hahn were the brain trust that led us into this mess and they're still in charge (each with a promotion).

But, as you say, it looks like these concerns are taking care of themselves.

White Sox Baseball
# of teams with a longer playoff drought = 3:
San Diego (2006), Miami (2003), Seattle (2001)

# of teams with fewer playoff appearances since 1995 = 5:
Kansas City* (2), Toronto** (1), Miami (2), Washington (2), Milwaukee (2)

# of Sox seasons in the this decade that were arguably dismal failures = 4:
2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

Conclusion: Blame Sox fans for not showing up to enough games

* back to back AL Champs, WS Champs
** advanced to ALCS this year
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