ESPN forgot about the White Sox again.
The Worldwide Leader in Sports has made a habit of failing to remember the South Siders in recent years, most notably forgetting (on multiple occasions) that the White Sox did in fact win the 2005 World Series.
It happened enough times that A.J. Pierzynski had some opinions about it.
This time, the omission came in an effort to illustrate how good Mike Trout is, with ESPN researcher Paul Hembekides listing baseball players who appeared in the top four in MVP voting three or more times. Trout, the Los Angeles Angels superstar, has already done it seven times, and boy that is terrific.
But Hembekides left someone out. And that someone let him hear about it.
Frank Thomas 6— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) November 16, 2018
You tell 'em, Frank.
Yes, the Big Hurt finished in the top four of the AL MVP vote on six separate occasions: 1991 (third), 1993 (first), 1994 (first), 1997 (third), 2000 (second) and 2006 (fourth, while playing for the Oakland Athletics).
ESPN's blind spot for the White Sox doesn't end up meaning much of anything, though it's amusing that they've now managed to leave out a relatively recent World Series champion and a relatively recent first-ballot Hall of Famer.
We all make mistakes. But it's a little funny that ESPN's are, repeatedly, White Sox related.