The Chicago White Sox lost to the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers last night on the city's South Side.
Mathematically there is still a chance they'll make it into the American League playoffs. Realistically, with 10 games left to play, the White Sox trail the Minnesota Twins by 5 1/2 games in the wild card race, an essentially insurmountable lead. So the Sox will be spending the first Monday in October cleaning out their lockers instead of practicing for the first round of the American League playoffs.
However, for a little while longer, the South Siders are the defending World Series champions. It's a great feeling for the lifelong White Sox fan. And with a core of talented athletes locked in to long-term contracts for the Sox, "Wait 'till next year" isn't a hollow slogan. However, the White Sox need to do something about that unreliable bullpen. Back up the truck...
Meanwhile on Chicago's North Side, the Cubs are in last place.
What does that have to do with the White Sox?
It's a Chicago thing.