You and I both know this White Sox season has been bad. And that’s not just because of the team’s woeful record: This season has been terminally boring. The Sox are last in the American League in runs scored and 13th in home runs, and are now in that awkward phase of starting a rebuilding period in the middle of a season.
But it’s good to be reminded every once in a while that the game can be fun, and these Sox can be exciting to watch. Yesterday, Hector Santiago did just that, not only by putting together a solid start against the Twins, but by applying a smooth tag on a wild pitch, nailing Josh Willingham at home. Two great things about this tag: Santiago is willing to put his body in the way, and his relaxed, boogie-board posture.
Am I grasping at straws? Sure. But it’s nice, every once in a while, to be able to justify continuing to watch.