By Larry GLicken

The Chicago Whites Sox started winning this season early. Many thought this was a fluke and the Sox would start losing. Well, they haven’t. The White Sox took it to the New York Yankees last night handing the men in pin stripes a loss 14-7. When the Yankees get hammered like this, you have to take a look at the team that handed them the beating. The White Sox are for real folks. The team is playing some of the best baseball they have played in years. The Sox are 7 games above .500 at 42-35 and have a great record on the road of 23-14.

This isn’t the same White Sox team people have grown accustomed to. Last night White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana put the Sox in a whole early giving up four runs in the first inning. The White Sox were down, but not out by any sense of the meaning. They came back in the second inning putting four runs of their own on the board to get the game back to even. The Sox have a never give up attitude this season and in games like the one against the Yankees last night, the team showed that attitude.

A.J. Pierzynski and Alexei Ramirez were just a couple of the White Sox batters that had great nights at the plate. Pierzynski went 3 for five at the plate and got three R.B.I.’s and Ramirez went 4 for 5 and had three R.B.I.’s. These are just a couple of guys helping to put the Sox on top this season. The entire White Sox team is producing offensively this season. They have a 3-1/2 game lead in the A.L. Central and it looks like they can continue to pull away if the teams offense can continue to produce as they did last night. For White Sox fans the second half  will be exciting if they can continue to prove they are for real this season. Right now, it looks like they are.

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