It's hard to complain about the Sox offense when they score 37 runs over a three-game series.
â€¦Ha! Gotcha! Actually I have no complaints after the Sox banged out 44 hits and 10 homers against Ian Snell, Tom Gorzelanny and company.
Even without Paul Konerko, who was placed on the 15-day DL as expected, the Sox had more than enough to go around against the city of Chicago's designated slump buster, the Pittsburgh Pirates. (The Bucs are 3-12 against the Sox and Cubs this year, but interestingly 31-27 vs. everyone else.)
The Sox will lose another bat from their line up for the next week in NL parks, as the DH spot is swapped out for yawn-inducing pitchers at bats. Last year, the combination of injuries and NL rules resulted in some of the weakest line ups in recent White Sox memory.
(For those of you who blocked it out, does Andy Gonzalez hitting 2nd and/or Juan Uribe in the 5-hole ring a bell?)
Can they reverse their fortunes in '08?
Everyone has their thoughts on playing the Cubs. Ken Williams, Ozzie Guillen and John Danks weren't shy about taking some of the shine off Wrigley Field's legacy. As for me, I'm not a big fan of interleague play and the over-hyped Cubs series.
Jim from Sox Machine sums up my views pretty accurately.