White Sox' road to nowhere

White Sox' road to nowhere

Posted by scotgreg on Sun, 05/04/2008 - 19:14
He made the tag! He made the tag! In Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, White Sox shortstop Orlando Cabrera clearly tagged out Alex Rios, who drifted off second base after David Eckstein grounded out to short. It should have been a big double play for the staggering Sox, but second-base umpire Dale Scott and the rest of the crew missed the obvious call. Naturally, Toronto exploited the situation, scoring 3 runs in the third inning en route to beating the White Sox again, 4-3. Can anything else possibly go wrong for the Sox, who are now 0-5 on a road trip that mercifully ends Monday night? Probably not, but the offense is still the only glaring problem that needs to be resolved. If the White Sox don't snap out if it in the series finale against the Jays, look for manager Ozzie Guillen to really go off. This has been a miserable stretch for the Sox, but they still are in reasonably good shape in the standings, and there is a lot of baseball to go. If they start feeling sorry for themselves now, Guillen and general manager Kenny Williams are really going to make them feel even worse. Last season, the White Sox hit a bad stretch in May and never recovered. Nobody in the organization _ particularly Williams and Guillen _ wants to relive that nightmare again. It's up to the 25 players on the roster, specifically the hitters, to wake up.
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