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Quote Of The Day - Take Me Out To The Ballgame Edition

"Baseball in Chicago is a choke sport."
Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Blackistone on ESPN's Around The Horn, discussing the Chicago White Sox late season collapse. The White Sox led the AL Central by 15 games Aug. 1. They currently lead the division by 3 1/2 games over the surging Cleveland Indians. If they lose their lead in the final weeks of the season it would be one of the biggest collapses in major league history.

Comments (6)

Oh my God, that's awesome.<... (Below threshold)

Oh my God, that's awesome.

As for it being the biggest collapse in MLB history, I guess that would be true to an extent.

As a Yankee fan, the biggest collapse,choke,whatever in history occured last October when the Yankees let the BoSox win 4 in a row after being up 3-0 in the ALCS, allowing Boston to go on and win the World Series.

THAT, my friend, is choking.

Sigh. Tthe single worst sports moment in my life...

REGULAR SEASONThe ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

REGULAR SEASON

The '64 Phillies is still the biggest regular-season choke in baseball. Up by 6 1/2 games with just 12 left, and lost! That's hard to do.

1995 Angels collapse to the Mariners, after being up as much 12 games in mid-August. It saved baseball in Seattle.

1978 Red Sox had a 14 game lead, tied for 1st, then lost playoff to...hello, Bucky Dent.

Do we write in the White Sox? Not just yet...

PLAYOFFS:

It just doesn't get any worse (or better) than...

2004 Yankees playoff collapse to Red Sox. Until the Cubs do something similiar, it is by far the greatest comeback/collapse ever, bar none.

Or, the '54 Giants sweeping the heavily favored Indians in the World Series. That's pretty good, too.

Of course, don't forget the... (Below threshold)

Of course, don't forget the 1951 NY Giants, 13 1/2 games behind the Dodgers in September, forced a one-game sudden-death playoff, which the Giants won off of Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World."

As a Cleveland fan who has ... (Below threshold)
Jim in Cleveland:

As a Cleveland fan who has lived through The Drive (Broncos over Browns, 1986); the Fumble (Broncos over Browns, 1987); the Shot (Bulls over Cavs, @1989); and the Jose Mesa meltdown (Marlins over Indians, 1997 World Series); I think it is about time some other team chokes, and at MY team's hands!!!

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BRWLGAME... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BRWLGAME TAKE ME OUT TO THE FIGHT BUY ME SOME INSURANCE AND A KEVLAR COAT I DONT MEAN TO GET YOUR GOAT AND ITS RUN RUN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE ITS NOTHING BUT SURVIV AND STRIFFE IF YOU DIE ITS ASHAME SO ITS 1.2.3 STRIKE YOUR OUT IN THE OLD BRAWL GAME

Go Tribe!... (Below threshold)

Go Tribe!




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