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All We Want is Life Beyond the Metrodome

I’ve been busy and not written for several months, and for that I do apologize.  Alternate lyrics for this song popped into my head this afternoon and I decided I had to write an entire alternate version of it.

Sung to the tune of “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”
Written by T. Britten and G. Lyle and originally performed by Tina Turner
Alternate lyrics written by D. Segler

All of the years here
All of those games here
So much back luck, mistakes, and pain

Today’s the last game
Just twenty-seven outs
Until we leave this house of shame

And I wondered if we were gonna change our luck here
Living under the dread till nothing else remained

We don’t need another series
We don’t want to see the baggies
All we want is life beyond the Metrodome

Can’t wait till next year
Grass on a new field
Outdoors with no more Astroturf

Don’t care if there’s snow
Don’t care if there’s rain
Can’t be much worse than our time here

And I wondered if we were gonna change our luck here
Living under the dread till nothing else remained

White Sox fans all say

We don’t need another series
We don’t want to see the baggies
All we want is life beyond the Metrodome

No more will we have to come here
No more worry for us
No more frustration for us here
Good riddence bad luck
Finally we are leaving

We don’t need another series
We don’t want to see the baggies
All we want is life beyond the Metrodome

White Sox fans all say

We don’t need another series
We don’t want to see the baggies
All we want is life beyond the Metrodome

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They Did Not Do and They Are Nearly Dead

Notice: I said nearly dead, not officially deceased.  The White Sox’ playoff chances have not ceased to be just quite yet.

I’ll agree with you wholeheartedly if you call me crazy for saying this, but I don’t believe the Sox have no chance to make the playoffs until they are mathematically eliminated.  Are they demoralized? Sure.  Discouraged?  Probably. Eliminated with three (possibly four) games to go? No way.

I didn’t watch Thursday night’s game, so I’ll have to give you a more in-depth account later.  Why not? I watched Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Sox lost.  So Thursday when the Sox had gone down 1-2-3 through the first three innings, I decided to turn it off.  I checked back in to find the Sox up 5-1 in the fourth, and then turned it off again confident that when I saw the final score later the Sox would have won.  No such luck.

Overall, do you know what I saw in this three game series?  I saw a blown call wind up costing the Sox a game.  I saw the Twins hit balls in just the right spot to fall in for hits.  I saw the Sox have pretty rotten luck in general.  However, none of that matters.  What matters is that I did not see the Sox offense until the third game of the series.   

Honestly, I feel bad for Jenks.  Thursday was just his fourth blown save of the season and his first loss of the season.  He has been as solid as a rock throughout his time with the Sox.  He’s been an anchor for the bullpen, but he’s not Superman.  He’s human.  He’s going to falter every now and again.

The White Sox are not out of the playoff hunt yet.  If either the Twins or the Sox lead the division by half a game after Sunday, the Sox will have to make up that rained out game against the Tigers on Monday at the Cell.  With three games to go, a half game deficit is not insurmountable.  The Sox will come home to play three games against the Indians, starting Friday.  The Twins will stay home and face the Royals for three games, starting Friday. 

This lady believes the Kansas City Royals just gained a whole lot of fans on the South Side of Chicago, herself included.