White Sox 2005 World Series Championship team once again ignored by ESPN, but fans don’t need their validation for the special season.
The Chicago White Sox World Series Championship team from 2005 was once again ignored by ESPN earlier this week. This is the second time in the past year that ESPN has largely ignored the fact that the Sox won the World Series back in 2005.
On Tuesday, ESPN tweeted the Los Angeles Dodgers were 7-1 in the postseason and could join the 1998 Yankees as being the only teams in the Wild Card Era with two losses or fewer in the playoffs. This tweet was deleted but the damage had already been done again by ESPN. Last year, ESPN failed to recognize the 2005 World Series Champion White Sox in a studio segment.
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ESPN’s inability to recognize one of the best teams in Sox history twice has drawn the ire of many fans, but they shouldn’t really care that much. No Sox fan needs ESPN to validate how special that 2005 season truly was for Chicago. The Sox were able to win their first World Series Championship in 88 years and went 11-1 in the postseason.
The Sox not only didn’t have more than one loss in the playoffs that year, they also had four consecutive complete games from their starting pitchers. Many MLB fans might easily forget how dominant that Sox team was in the 2005 postseason, but Sox fans surely won’t. The 2005 season won’t ever be forgotten by Sox fans not only because the team won the World Series, but just how good they were throughout the year.
After failing to reach the playoffs in 2003 and 2004, the Sox started 2005 in first place and never looked back. Although they could have had a historic collapse in September of that year, the Sox managed to hold off the Cleveland Indians and reach the postseason. From there, the Sox just swept the Boston Red Sox, defeated the Los Angeles Angels and swept the Houston Astros to win their third World Series Championship.
ESPN might not want to remember the 2005 White Sox, but no one should care if they don’t. The Sox were one of the best teams in 2005, and they proved this by being just one of two teams in MLB history to go 11-1 in the postseason. The 2005 World Series Champion White Sox team won’t be forgotten anytime soon, even if ESPN continues to ignore one of the better teams in recent history.