I think you guys should be able to tell by my countdown thus far that I am not a huge fan of big market teams. I am a small town guy and don't really relate to the New York or Los Angeles teams or people for the most part. The one team that operates in a big city, but has the feel of a small market team is #17 on my countdown, the Chicago White Sox. Even with their above average budget and generally unlikeable teams, they have always seemed like the Cubs' little brother. That doesn't make me a fan of them, but it does give me less reason to dislike them. I actually did like the White Sox for a while when they changed to the black and white gear around 1990, but it wore off quickly and the White Sox have settled into the lower half of my "apathy third" of teams. Let's check out the 2012 Chicago White Sox along with some useless trivia.
If I were a White Sox fan...
Title of the blog - Let's Wear Shorts Again
Favorite Player (current) - Adam Dunn
Favorite Player (all time) - Lance Johnson
Least Favorite Player (current) - A.J. Pierzynski
Least Favorite Player (all time) - Ozzie Guillen
2012 Chicago White Sox Total Cards = 46
I mentioned that I started liking the White Sox a lot more when they changed their uniform colors to black and white. Other teams, such as when the Astros went to red, I liked a lot less.
Would a color change affect your feelings about your favorite team? For example, if the Dodgers decided to change their primary color to green to match all their damn money. Sorry, cheap shot, but you get the idea.
Thanx for reading.