Northsider Casually Reminding Everyone That White Sox Lost, Too

October 10, 2008

(Chicago, IL) – “So how about those playoffs, huh?” northside resident Tim Beckwith asks the cashier as his area Walgreens.

“Yeah, it was a tough one. There’s always next year for our Cubbies, though,” the cashier responds.

“Sure. Sure. You know, though, that the, um, White Sox lost in the playoffs, too,” Beckwith says casually as he takes his bag and strolls out the door.

So it has gone the last week for Beckwith, a Cubs fan. Ever since the Cubs lost to the Dodgers in the NLDS, Beckwith has been surprisingly chipper. He’s been happy to chat with anyone and everyone he comes across.

And he somehow manages to work the White Sox losing to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS into every conversation.

“It’s not like I’m looking to bring it up,” said Beckwith. “It just happens to come up in conversation. Like I was consoling a buddy of mine earlier this week about the Cubs, and since we were already talking about Chicago baseball and the playoffs and disappointment, the White Sox being a huge disappointment, too, just naturally came up.”

“And then just yesterday, I was talking to this kid at the library, and what is he wearing? A pair of white socks. How could I ignore that?”

Other reasons for bringing up the White Sox playoff defeat included the weather (“Well it was fair”), an upcoming performance of Dracula the Ballet (“Dracula bats, bats baseball”), and the atrocities in Darfur (“All I said was you know who else is atrocious? The White Sox. It was casual.”)

Of his sunny disposition, Beckwith says it’s just a matter of perspective.

“I could be all down in the dumps, because once again the Cubs broke my heart. But I don’t know. I just feel good. The sun is still shining. The beautiful women of Chicago still walk the streets. Oh, and speaking of Chicago, did you know that the, um, Chicago White Sox lost in the first round of the playoffs this year?”


8 Responses to “Northsider Casually Reminding Everyone That White Sox Lost, Too”

  1. Qwuesty on October 10th, 2008 12:46 pm

    Still doesn’t cheer me up.

  2. Gregster on October 11th, 2008 10:03 pm

    Sox lost too!!!

  3. Soxfan on October 12th, 2008 12:30 pm

    ya but everyone predicted the sox to lose first round, meanwhile SI wrote two main articles about how this is the cubs year. Every single analyst had them going to the World Series, half had them winning it. But then u get swept? i am happier about my sox winning one game against a team we werent supposed to win any against. Plus at least we can win while we are in Chicago

  4. Laney on October 14th, 2008 5:25 pm

    The Sox lost to a better team. The Cubs choked. Even if the Sox had gotten swept by the Rays, they’d still have the honor of being the harder-playing, less chicken-sh*t Chicago team.

    Love the website, though. :)

  5. Ace on October 14th, 2008 6:06 pm

    Ouch… tough to say thanks after that.

    But thanks.

  6. Butcher on October 16th, 2008 1:29 pm

    Looks like Ace will kiss anyone’s ass who pays him a compliment.

  7. Ace on October 16th, 2008 7:53 pm

    Well I won’t be kissing your ass any time soon now.

  8. Butcher on October 17th, 2008 8:34 am

    As long as you continue to pay heed to the taint, we’re good.

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