The Chicago White Sox are not in the 2022 Major League Baseball postseason. They were one of the most disappointing teams in the history of Chicago sports. Now that the season is over for them, however, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the postseason.
The Houston Astros are the American League champions after a strong run in the postseason and now they are facing off in the World Series against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies. This is a battle of a team that was dominant against a team that was hot.
Going into the World Series, it felt like the Phillies had no chance against the Astros. Houston was the best team in the American League and they entered the World Series with a 7-0 postseason record. They played very well and were getting contributions from everyone in the lineup.
In game one of the World Series, the Phillies came back from being down 5-0 in the game to win it 6-5 in extra innings. That was Houston's first loss of the postseason which is significant for White Sox fans as nobody wants to see them break the 2005 White Sox postseason record of 11-1.
The Astros won't have a better playoff record than the 2005 White Sox.
Now, at worst, the Astros could tie it. They won game two pretty convincingly which made it seem like they might just roll through the rest of the series. However, the Phillies had other plans. They didn't want to go down without a fight which they are clearly not going to.
In game three, the Phillies absolutely annihilated the Astros to take a 2-1 series lead. Now, if the Astros were to win out, their record would be 11-2 in the postseason. They will not break the White Sox record that they set in 2005. No matter what happens now, that is good news.
The White Sox fans will always love and appreciate that 2005 team. It is the greatest and most beloved team in the history of the franchise. Nobody wants to see that year's 11-1 record be broken but it would make it even worse if it was the Houston Astros that did it.
Not only did the Astros become the most unlikable team in the league, but they are also the team that the White Sox swept in the 2005 World Series to earn that 11-1 record. Now, we can just sit back and enjoy what has been an amazing World Series so far.