When mediocre and bad baseball collide

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May 24, 2012|By Bag Boy, For RedEye

We're heading into a nice, gray, murky area for the White Sox.

Oh, it's so easy to get fooled. In fact, I'm in the process of fooling myself right now.

Here's how it works. The Sox win a game or two, lose a game or two, then they sweep a really bad team like, say, the Cubs. So they've won like four straight, and you think "OK, here we go, this is it, and they're making their run." And then you strap it on … and then they're back to .500.

This pattern has been cited by local doctors as dangerous to your digestive system and sleeping patterns.

By the way, nothing brought more joy to the heart than to see all those empty seats last weekend at Wrigley. That means people are waking up and saying, "Hey, a mediocre team is playing a really bad team, let's … not go!"

As it should be. Although the Bag would love to see more Saturday night games at Wrigley—and don't give me the old excuse "It needs to be quiet for residents in the area."

Yeah, people move to Wrigleyville for the peace and quiet. A peaceful enclave where nice folks can raise their kids.

No, it's an adult amusement park, and amusement parks stay open really late in the summer. More Saturday night specials, please!

Back to the Sox—I love/like/hate their rotation. Love: Jake Peavy. Like: Chris Sale, Philip Humber and sometimes John Danks. Hate: Gavin Floyd. Absolutely drives me crazy. One start: Great, unhittable, lights-out. Next start: Wimpy, nit-picky, doesn't attack. The new Javier Vazquez.

And it's not the Tigers we need to worry about. The Tigers are no better than the Sox. I'm afraid it's the Tribe. Sigh.

Back to the Cubs. Awful. Unwatchable. A theory: Kerry Wood feels fine, never better. It's the team he can't stand being around.

I guess we're all waiting around for Anthony Rizzo. Always a sad thing when you're waiting for saviors in your minor-league system.

Let's pretend its football season already. Whispers from Bears mini-camp: Thank god Mike Martz is gone; receivers look great, Jay Cutler looks happy.

Oh man, wake me for September.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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