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October 20, 2005

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Megan

Hey Peter... I think your memory is failing you a little. You've attended a big league game more recently than 1999. Remember that horribly hot evening - I think it was 2002 - when you, Lauren, Mom, me, Tim and Anne went to that Rangers game? Not that there was anything memorable about it on the level of the last game at the Astrodome in a division series clincher. But I point it out anyway.

And I concur (while as a Cub fan it feels awfully strange to say it): go White Sox!

LoB

You're right! I kept thinking that there might be one I was forgetting, but nothing ever came to me.

But that was in 2000, and the game, and teams involved, were eminently forgettable. Who were the Rangers even playing? Who are the Rangers, for that matter?

So that game doesn't count! :-)

Mike Thomas

I'm excited for the White Sox too, even though I'll be rooting for the Astros.
In the early '70s when my dad was stationed at Grissom AFB in Indiana (near Kokomo) I used to watch lots of Sox games on TV because most of our TV stations were out of Chicago. Most people associate Harry Carrey with the Cubs, but I'll always remember him as the White Sox announcer roaring Holy Cow!! every time Dick Allen or Bill Melton would hit a home run.
I think it was sometime in 1973 that my parents took me to see my first baseball game. We drove into Chicago and watched the Cubs play the Astros at Wrigley Field. I was about 7 or 8 at the time and all I remember about the game is that Billy Williams hit a home run. That was the Cubs team that included Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins, Don Kessinger, Jose Cardenal and Paul Popovich.
However, despite my exposure to Chicago baseball at the time, my favorite team was the Cincinnatti Reds and I grew up idolizing Johnny Bench and Pete Rose.

I think it is interesting that this matchup sets a new record between teams with the longest drought between World Series appearances.

Peter

(That coment from "LoB" above is actually from me.)

Yes, Harry Caray was the Sox broadcaster way back when. I had almost forgotten. Jack Brickhouse was the legendary Cub voice, until he retired in 1981 or so, and Harry Caray switched to the Cubs.

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