Mixed blessing of the week: The White Sox won again on Sunday to move their record to 24-7, tied for the best start in franchise history. The previous mark was set by the 1919 White Sox, aka, the Black Sox.
jerryprey: white sox/ black sox, just don’t confuse us with those red sox!
In 1997, Bullets owner Abe Pollin, sensitive to the staggering murder rate in the D.C. area, changed the team’s name to the Wizards. But because no one wants to be left out of the lucrative throwback jersey business, Bullets jerseys have returned. Not that we’re surprised, but there’s even a Michael Jordan No. 23 throwback Bullets jersey. It’s a big seller — even though Jordan played for the Wizards, never for the Bullets. The Bullets/Wizards and the NBA have done historical dirt to Charles Jones, a forward/center wore No. 23 for eight years during the 1980s and early 1990s for the Bullets. Jones played 613 games for the Bullets — 613 more than Jordan did with the Bullets. But history, even when marketed for its historical context, can’t compete with money. Thanks for the memories.
— New York Post