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The Last Dance: Putting Chicago White Sox in national spotlight

HOOVER, AL - AUGUST 1994: Michael Jordan #45 of the Birmingham Barons throws during an August 1994 game against the Memphis Chicks at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. (Photo by Jim Gund/Getty Images)
HOOVER, AL - AUGUST 1994: Michael Jordan #45 of the Birmingham Barons throws during an August 1994 game against the Memphis Chicks at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. (Photo by Jim Gund/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox were put in the national spotlight on Sunday night when they were a prominent focus of “The Last Dance” episode seven.

We all know that there are no live American sports going on right now. We desperately miss Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association. Those were paused but ESPN putting out two new episodes of “The Last Dance” each week until there are ten has been incredibly entertaining. It highlights Chicago Bulls star, Michael Jordan, and their quest to complete a second three-peat in 1998. Well, they didn’t fail to go over his time with the Chicago White Sox in the middle of all of it.

The cool thing about it all is the fact that the White Sox were a big part of the spotlight in episode seven. Jordan up and left the Bulls to come to play baseball. He played in Spring Training with them and a full regular season with their AA affiliate, Birmingham Barons. He was impressive for a 31-year-old rookie playing a new sport.

The White Sox are often forgotten about in the national media. They play as the second cities second team which can be a bit annoying as fans sometimes. Well, with no other sports on television right now, so the White Sox were part of the national narrative for one night. The next time that they would be in the spotlight that much would be in they were in the World Series.

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All fans of the team should be rooting for them to get really good so that can start to be recognized more in terms of a national brand. Michael Jordan helped them do that. He never played a Major League game with them as he went back to basketball before he made him way up the ranks, but he certainly made things fun within the organization for a while. Most people might not know all of the details before they watch episode seven, but they certainly were exposed to it thanks to this documentary.

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