October 2005

End of the Season

The close of the season came yesterday, as the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros in the World Series.  I would like to thank the 74 million fans across the country, and around the world, who attended a ball game this summer.  I hope you enjoyed the season as much as I did. 

The World Series was an amazing one, as the White Sox broke an 88-year streak of not winning a championship.  The White Sox symbolized baseball at its finest, as they had a balanced roster of guys who played in an unselfish manner.  Many teams win, but to be considered a true champion, the winning team must do so with integrity and class.  The Sox showed both characteristics on their way to winning the trophy.

I would like to congratulate Jerry Reinsdorf, Ozzie Guillen, all the players, and the loyal fans who tirelessly supported their team.

I would also like to extend my congratulations to Drayton McLane, and the entire Astros organization for giving the fans in Houston their first World Series.  Phil Garner did a fantastic job.  Unfortunately, his team was not able to get the hits when they needed them the most.

Ultimately, his team joined the other 29 teams in Major League Baseball.  But, as they used to say in Brooklyn, wait until next year.

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