White Sox fans are coming out hard for the playoffs, leaving with mixed feelings after losing the season: ‘Our future is really bright’

Sharon Bresnahan took a minute on the Tuesday afternoon before Game 4 of the Major League Soccer series to enjoy the stone out of the guaranteed price range that she and her twin sister bought after the 2005 World Series.

Before every match you attend, you tap on the stone that says, in part, “Thx 05 White Sox Sharon & Sheryl.”

Bresnahan said her late sister Cheryl, who died of a brain aneurysm in 2006, would be playing the game in spirit.

“We’ve been White Sox fans all our lives, I brought her with me,” said Bresnahan, who pulled a photo of her twins from her red bag.

Bresnahan hoped to win, but the Astros beat the Sox 10-1.

Bresnahan and other White Sox fans suffered a mix of emotions after their beloved team’s elimination from Posteason.

They were heartbroken, of course. But they were also happy to try out baseball in October on the South Side—something that hasn’t happened in over a decade. They hope for what is to come.

“Our future is really bright so I’m really excited,” Bresnahan said.

It wasn’t the ideal conditions to “enjoy a ball game” like Tuesday afternoon – with cloudy skies and cooler temperatures – but that didn’t stop White Sox fans from flocking to Armor Square in the early afternoon to cheer. their team.

Many have quit work or have dropped out of school to be in or near the guaranteed price field, including Christian Pera, 28. He and his colleague had to make a conference call through the back door.

“They said, ‘Maybe you should come down and we’ll talk later,'” said Bera, who works in real estate.

Many were hoping the guaranteed rate field would be as electrical as it was Sunday night when the Sox came back and beat the Astros 12-6. Sure enough, the parking lots, where people were swinging before the game, set the tone for another cheery crowd. Inside the crowd was deafening at times, particularly after Gavin Sheets gave the Sox a 1-0 lead at home to a dead center field.

But when the Sox fell away, some fans started running off the field in the sixth inning.

“Very disappointing,” one fan muttered to another.

A few puffed cigars and cigarettes to throw off the disappointing outcome as a chorus of groans roared from within the garden.

One fan, David S., who did not want to reveal his full name, had planned to attend Match 4 on Monday, but the postponement due to weather scuppered that plan because he was unable to get out of work in time to reach the 1 starts Tuesday night.

However, he biked to a guaranteed mod field because he wanted to experience an atmosphere surrounded by many of his fellow fans.

By the time he arrived, things were bleak. “It looks like a funeral now,” said David, of Gage Park.

But he preferred to look on the bright side of things.

He said, “The Sox has brought me so much great joy from what happened last year to now this and that, it brings me so much pride in my city and from where I come from, the part of the city you are from. I loved it.

“With all the things we’ve been through, crime and pestilence… it’s good to have something to root for. I’m proud of Southern Cedar, born and raised here.”

Other fans shared this pride.

Sidney Warner, 23, said: “The Sox brings everyone together, so it was a good idea to get everyone together. [to experience] That energy again. Warner, who was born in Chicago but now lives in Michigan, said she was “shivering with excitement” throughout the match.

Jeremy Roberson, 25, was excited to make his first playoff match for the Sox – but was hoping for a better result.

“I’ve enjoyed it as much as I can but in the end you want to see your team win,” said Roberson, who wants the Sox to make some improvements this season.

“It could have been worse, but it could have been better. I’m somewhere in the middle now, feeling frustrated.”

As for what next?

“I’m going downtown and I’ll find something to drink,” Roberson said.

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