I hear the explosions of fireworks, the honking of horns, and young men yelling in my neighborhood.
The White Sox have won the American League pennant, and the South Side is celebrating.
I remember the last time. 1959. I was 7. The mayor authorized the sounding of the city's air raid sirens - scaring a lot of people who weren't baseball fans. So far, I don't hear sirens.
I was in 2nd grade. Our teacher, Sister Mary Bartholomew, brought a TV set to the classroom so that we could watch some of the World Series games during class.
Now I suppose we'll have to play the Cardinals, our neighbors down I-55.
Beating the Cards
Could be hard.
EDIT: Nope. Doesn't look like the Cards at all. I was so busy paying attention to the White Sox that I had stopped paying attention to the National League. I actually mis-read a headline and thought the Cards were ahead. Anyway, in truth, it looks far more likely that the Houston Astros will be our opponents in the World Series.
I hope that team from Texas
Doesn't vex us.