Good job, good effort ESPN SportsCenter. The ESPN stats and information team dropped the ball on this one.
Take a look below:
— Pat McErlean (@patmac_10) October 25, 2016
That’s such a glaring omission, let’s do a double take. This Tweet has emojis representing Kermit the Frog drinking tea, a meme that every U.S. citizen must include in every third or fourth Tweet. This Twitter posting also has a reminder of the 2005 Chicago White Sox, who went 11-1 in the postseason and claimed the franchise’s first World Series title since 1917.
SportsCenter should have heard of this sporting event; it made all the papers.
— Jeremy (@JayZab19) October 25, 2016
SportsCenter wasn’t the only major media outlet to inexplicably totally whiff on this. Take a look at CBS This Morning.
Wrigley Field is prepping this morning for an event Chicago hasn't seen in 71 years: the World Series. pic.twitter.com/MordBAiILj
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 24, 2016
This kind of ignorance and disrespect is what drives White Sox fans to maintain that chip on their shoulder, and thus subsequently maintain their outdated Cubs vitriol. Even though it’s long overdue for Cubs to let go of that acrimony. Frank Thomas, Ken Hawk Harrelson and even the official White Sox Twitter account have pledged their support for the Cubs.
They will all be saying Eamus Catuli! And you should put aside your differences and join them.
If leadership figures in the White Sox community can do this, so should you. Yes, even despite the national media messing up big time. It all begins tonight.
The American League Champion Cleveland Indians are in pursuit of their first World Series Championship since 1948, while the National League Champion Chicago Cubs are aiming for their first Fall Classic title since 1908.
The Game One pitching match-up will feature All-Stars Corey Kluber of the Indians and Jon Lester of the Cubs. Let’s get it on.
Also, we’ll take a pass on the SportsCenter coverage of the series.
Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network. and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, currently contributes regularly to the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye publication and Bold Global.Powered by Sidelines Follow paulmbanks