White Sox fans have a right to feel the way they do about the finish
If you're root for the southernmost team, it's OK to be upset that today marks the end of the Major League Baseball season in Chicago.
There's a narrative out there that says White Sox fans are supposed to be satisfied with the season because their team was a lot better than it was supposed to be. Eighty-something wins and relevant September baseball was a lot more than I predicted for the Sox. My 71-win projection was way off base, and while I expected worse for the Sox than most did, the overwhelming consensus was that they wouldn't be competitive.
The Sox were competitive, and then some. They spent 117 days in first place. They've been above .500 since May. They were still alive in the AL Central race on Oct. 1. That's a lot more than what was expected, so there's a large sentiment that Sox fans should be satisfied with the season, even if it will end without a playoff berth.
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