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White Sox go from cursed to first

Everyone was calling the White Sox chokers in September. Now they can call them champions, writes Jayson Stark.

Originally Published: October 27, 2005
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- A month ago, you never would have bet it would end like this.

A month ago, the debate about those Chicago White Sox never seemed to involve whether they belonged in the same sentence as the '27 Yankees, or even the '99 Yankees.

No, the debate back then was whether they were heading for the same sentence as the '64 Phillies -- a life sentence, that is. In confinement with the great collapsers of all time.

"Yeah, a month ago, they were calling us chokers," said White ...

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