a little bit of everything

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato

Thursday, October 27, 2005

White Sox Sweep Up

Even if you aren't a White Sox fan you've got to tip your hat to a team that not only swept the World Series but also only suffered one loss in the entire post season. In addition to winning the championship the White Sox have shown the sports world and this country what it really means to play on a team.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Farewell Mrs. Parks

"I was not tired physically, or no more than I usually was at the end of a working day," she said in her autobiography. "I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old. I was 42. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

Rosa Louise Parks 1913-2005

Monday, October 17, 2005

Go Sox

Well it's finally happening, a baseball team from Chicago is going to the World Series. Last night the White Sox defeated the Angels clinching the American League Pennant, something they haven't done since 1959. While the Cubs may be the more popular and cursed team in Chicago the Sox are well past their due and no team is more deserving. The Sox dominated MLB for a good portion of the season. They were so dominant that just a month into the season sportscasters across the country had them picked to be exactly where they are right now. As fate would have it the Sox struggled late in the season giving us all a little scare and making us think that nothing good could ever happen to a Chicago baseball team. But they pushed through their slump and won their division and now they're looking like that dominant team we saw earlier in the season. I know I'm a bit partial being a Chicagoan, but I don't think there's a team out there that could beat them at this point. They swept last year's World Series champs the Boston Red Sox, and had little trouble defeating the Angels, a playoff series in which 4 Sox pitchers pitched complete games. I may be eating my words in a week but I do believe the Sox are going all the way. If they continue to play how they have throughout the playoffs neither St. Louis, or Houston stand a chance.