White Sox and Astros put futility behind
UNDATED (AP) _ Windy City versus Bayou City.
Deep dish pizza versus Texas barbecue.
They have one historic theme in common: decades of futility.
And one current trait that got them to where they are: deep
White Sox vice chairman Eddie Einhorn says -- quote -- "All the
frustration, it's been worth the wait. It's a generation-long wait.
I mean, that's a long wait."
Starting Saturday night, Chicago hosts the World Series for the
first time since 1959, back when there were just 16 teams, no
divisions, no wild cards, no designated hitters -- and no Houston
Before the Astros beat the Cardinals 5-to-1 tonight to win the
N-L pennant, White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle says -- quote -- "St.
Louis has a better offense, but Houston has a better pitching
staff. Either way you look at it, it's not going to be easy."