That magical Obama touch strikes again.
Obama says during a campaign stop in Virginia that he is “looking forward to a White Sox-Nationals World Series.” The president says, “It’s going to happen.”
The White Sox were a few games ahead of the Tigers then. Since that time they went 3-10.
The Detroit Tigers popped American League Central championship corks in Kansas City after defeating the Royals to clinch a title the Sox had designs on when they led Detroit by three games 15 days ago.
The Sox’ 11-0 victory against the Indians before an announced crowd of 14,756 was their third triumph in the last 13 games. Rookie left-hander Hector Santiago (4-1) gave them something to feel encouraged about for next season, allowing one hit and striking out 10 in seven innings, but that did little to wipe away the pain of finishing second.
“We did it to ourselves,’’ Sox pitcher Jake Peavy said. “We weren’t good enough the last few weeks; it’s as simple as that. It’s a shame you play the way we did for the majority of the season and have it come down to where you don’t play well late.’’
But according to a new Qunnipiac poll, Democrat voters largely believe the White Sox will still win the World Series.