Sox so near to bringing it home
There were a lot of tired but excited faces on the way to work this morning. Last night's 3rd game of the World Series ended in a 7-5 win
for the White Sox after a record breaking 5 hours 41 minutes of play.
They played an additional 5 inning(s) in Houston after the game was tied at 5-5 at the end of the 9th. I decided to retire at 11.30pm and watch it from bed. I woke at around 2.20am with the postgame programme still on, checked the score, smiled and fell asleep. It was not until this morning that I realised the game didn't actually finish until almost 1.30am!
Tonight I will head out to the near South Side (I'm not that brave) to hopefully watch the Sox bring home the World Series to Chicago for the first time in 88 years. They have 4 games remaining to win the one game they need to become 'world' champions.
The last time Chicago won a major sporting championship was in 1988, when the Bulls
won the NBA. They also won it in 1991, 92, 93, 96, 97 and 98. It is the 20-year anniversery this season of Chicago Bears' Superbowl triumph in 1985.
When the Bulls won in 1996 after a 2-year gap four people were reported shot, 650 arrested, 38 stores broken into, 45 fires started to buildings or vehicles and 58 police cars damaged, many by flying bottles and rocks during 'celebrations' (more
Maybe I'll stay at home with a cup of cocoa! More tomorrow.