A few weeks Kenny Williams the general manager for the Chicago White Sox and local media made a claim that White Sox fans were not coming out to the games despite the team being in first place. Furthermore Kenny Wiliams said the same old tired line we hear every summer about the fans need to come to the park and support the team so he can afford to make trades and improve the team.
Well guess what, in the two days that the White Sox have returned home, Monday's game vs the Minnesota Twins was a sellout and Tuesday's game (which I attended), had a attendance of 34,715. Back to back weeknights the Sox fans have come out to support their team over 70,000 strong.
Granted the Sox won both games with good offense and nice pitching but if the Sox are to contend and keep with the Detroit Tigers and their innovative general manager Dave Dombrowski (who has already made some deals this week), us fans need to know Kenny Williams will go out as well to make this team competitive and ready for a run to October baseball.
I felt proud to see US Cellular team filled and electricity was in the air with every exciting play. Its been a few years since the ballpark was rocking like this. There is no saying Sox fans don't embrace this team and don't believe that something special is happening at 35th & Shields. The Sox need to be buyers in the next week before the trading deadline and should be open to all players and all teams and deals, even that club at 1060 W. Addison.
This is no longer about being a second team in the second city, this is about serious baseball, the fans have shown up and spoken, now its time for the Sox management to hold up their end of the deal and make some serious moves.