Chicago White Sox Day Off: Red Sox up next


Apr 11, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians right fielder David Murphy (7) gets tagged out by Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) during the ninth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Chicago defeats Cleveland 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY SportsI don’t know how we made it through 5 months without White Sox baseball. We’re mere hours into the first Monday without a White Sox game to watch, and I’m going crazy. Yes, there’ll be a game on somewhere to watch, and that’s fine, but it’s not the same.

After the excitement of yesterday’s walk off win, a game which I attended despite the cold/rain/delays, you immediately want more. I want more .420 hitting/cold weather dynamo Alexei Ramirez. I want more “take the outside pitch to right field” Tyler Flowers (am I really saying these things?).

I want more Chris Sale. Then again, who doesn’t? I want more Jose Quintana. And who would have thought, I want more John Danks?

As the World Champion Red Sox stroll into town tomorrow, with old friends Jake Peavy and A.J. Pierzynski, they will come face to face with the suddenly offensively potent White Sox. Our Sox lead the American League in almost every major offensive statistical category. Wait, what?

And who would have thought THAT would be the case? Yes, they’ve only played 13 games, but this 2014 team has already been a bazillion times more fun to watch than the 2013 version.

Avisail Garcia’s devastating season ending injury and poor bullpen performances aside, not to mention the occasional Felipe Paulino disaster, this season has been a blast.

Playoff bound? Perhaps, you never know. Let’s not put the cart before the horse or however that saying goes. But at least, so far, I can say that I’m legitimately excited about this team. I just wished today wasn’t an off day. I want more.