White Sox give away season finale
By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer September 28, 2011 4:14PM
Baseball fan Tom Bermingham, 73, from Dyer, ind., dressed as Santa Claus, watches during the first inning of a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
White Sox reliever Chris Sale issued a pair of bases-loaded walks in the ninth inning and Chicago’s disappointing season ended Wednesday with a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
It seemed to be a fitting finish for the White Sox, whose year spun out of control. Earlier in the day, Ozzie Guillen was announced as the new manager of the Florida Marlins — the White Sox released him from his contract Monday.
Expected to be a contender in the AL Central, the White Sox wound up 79-83 with pitching coach Don Cooper serving as interim manager the last two games.