White Sox Displaying Fun, Competitive Spirit Despite Record
White Sox players having fun despite last place record in division. South Siders showing tremendous fight in comeback victories.
This season has been tough for the Chicago White Sox. After the team traded every veteran player with value, the South Siders have played at times like a team that has no business being in the major leagues. However, throughout the season the Sox have displayed a fun and competitive spirit.
When looking at the Sox dugout each game, many fans see a jovial group of young players. Some players appear to be happy with getting major league experience such as Nicky Delmonico and Willy Garcia. Other players are taking advantage of more playing time for crucial development such as Reynaldo Lopez, Lucas Giolito and Yoan Moncada.
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Although the Sox have the worst record in the American League, many observers have noted this team’s hard play and good energy in the clubhouse. The Sox are in the middle of a rebuild, and this season has shown it will take more time before this franchise is competitive again. But it hasn’t stopped the players from enjoying the year.
On Wednesday night, the Sox staged an impressive comeback against the Minnesota Twins. Tim Anderson, who had gone 0-for-3 at the plate before his final at-bat, recorded his first walkoff hit of his career with a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning. The win tied the Sox current five-game series with the Twins at two.
According to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune, Anderson wanted the moment of getting a walk-off hit. Anderson stated after the Sox 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday that he put his previous three at-bats behind him and the walk-off hit was a very exciting moment.
"“We put everything we have on the table and see what happens. We’ve been playing hard, listening to Ricky (Renteria) when he’s been preaching stuff and having fun with it.” Tim Anderson"
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The Sox have shown an ability to comeback late in games, but they haven’t always been successful this season. Despite this, the Sox are playing a fun and exciting brand of baseball that bodes well for the future of this team. With many Sox fans accepting the trials and tribulations of a rebuilding season, this team could become very exciting in the next few years. Until then, they will continue playing hard and occasionally win games in which they’ve had to mount a comeback.