Sox: The Clean Slate Award
( Chris Sweda/Tribune / July 16, 2013 )
Anyone who has seen "The Dark Knight Rises" knows this award goes to the person or people most deserving of a fresh start, where the past is erased. While many of the players on the Sox roster would qualify for this distinction, this award goes to those who deserve it most: ALL WHITE SOX FANS. After having their backs broken by a Cubs sweep earlier in the year and enduring many heartbreaking defeats, this season has been the Bane of the Sox fan's existence. Unfortunately, while the Sox have a Robin (Ventura), there hasn't been a player this season whose offensive numbers would warrant calling him a Batman. So the Clean Slate Award likely will materialize in the form of white flag trades and roster retooling. Be patient, people of Soxtham, we shall rise again.