White Sox didn’t do as well in postseason as half of campus expected

Andres Perez, Jr., Reporter

 Nearly half of studens polled were thinking the White Sox had a shot at the World Series this year.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to happen. 

In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 41 students predicted that the White Sox would win the World Series this year.  But, they were eliminated in postseason American League Division Series by the Astros in four games.  After losing the first two games of the ALDS, the White Sox avoided a sweep by winning the third game back in Chicago, but lost the fourth.  

According to “https://urbanmatter.com/,“the White Sox are more than just a team; they are a big representation of the MLB and of Chicago.” But, few fans know that back in 1893, the White Sox were located in Sioux City, Iowa; they moved to Chicago in 1900.  They were also one of the first MLB teams to put players’ last names on their jerseys in 1960.  Interestingly, in 2008, the White Sox had the fourth highest payroll in Major League Baseball.  They have come a long way from being nicknamed the “White stockings.”  

 “I think the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to win the World Series this year because the same teams keep winning year after year.  (Teams like the Dodgers) keep getting all the talented players  — for example in 2019 the Red Sox lost Mookie Betts  to them,” senior Juan Reyes said.  

Sometimes teams can have all the talent, and still not make the World Series.

 “What mostly messes up the teams in (the Series) is the coaching; last year that was the cause for the White Sox losses,” Morton graduate Antonio Abrigo said.  

Other students don’t quite know much about the sport of baseball, but they still have their own opinions on who will take the World Series.

“I don’t really know about baseball, but I believe the Red Sox will win this year,” one student guessed.  (And, yes, they got pretty close.) 

Others are hoping to justify the Chicago loss with a big win from the Astros.

“I’m a Cubs fan, really, but they were not contenders this year — so I rooted for Chicago — even if it was the Sox.   Since the Sox lost to the Astros, I think I’d like to see them squash the Braves,” journalism teacher Mr. Kent Frankfother said.