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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #20 Chicago White Sox Part 1

Sometimes in life all you need is to take a few days off to completely reinvigorate yourself.  I needed to get away from the computer for a couple of days.  I feel much better and let's back to the Quarry Unlimited set posthaste.

Which brings us to the #20 team on the countdown, the Chicago White Sox.  I have often felt that being in Chicago has always kept the White Sox down.  Much like Mets, Jets, Clippers, and Islanders, they will most likely always be the #2 team in their city.  That is not to say that these teams don't have hardcore fans, because they do.  I'm just saying that if they were in a smaller city by themselves, then they would probably have more. 

When I was growing up, the Chicago White Sox were about a close as possible to becoming the Tampa Bay White Sox before some last minute wrangling kept them in town.  Just think about how much would have changed if that had happened.  The White Sox would have been placed in the AL East instead of the Central which, with a Frank Thomas in his prime, could have prevented the Yankees from winning a title or two in the 90s.  It would have also altered the placement of the Tampa Bay Rays (and possibly even the Florida Marlins) perhaps making them a Washington team before the Expos could move there.  If so, would we talking about Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg playing for San Juan or Oklahoma City right now?  Would the Expos have been folded altogether?  The Butterfly Effect in the case of the White Sox is certainly fun to think about, because who knows what would have come if the franchise had made the arguably better decision of leaving Chicago back in 1988.


Total # of White Sox in 2014 - 44

# of new White Sox in 2014 - 20

Best score in 2014 - April 20 at Rangers 16-2

Worst score in 2014 - August 5 vs. Rangers 16-0

Border color that worked best with this team - Purple

Border color that worked least with this team - Red

Position on last year's list - #18 = DOWN 2

Let's take a look at the first half of the 2014 Chicago White Sox with the manager's card leading the way.




I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.  As usual, your thoughts are always welcome and encouraged.

Thanx for reading.


night owl said...

You're going to have to explain that Adam Dunn card to the kiddies who pull that one!

Marcus said...

Love the Beckham shot, very Stadium Club-esque. Also digging the Guerra combo of throwback Sunday uniforms and the high leg kick. Glad that you captured Dunn's pitching stint, almost forgot about that.