The National League ran into a buzzsaw ... again.
En route to their first World Series in 88 years, the White Sox won their final eight games, tying the 2004 Red Sox for the longest winning streak in a single postseason.
They marched right past the can’t miss big three of Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Roy Oswalt, along with their sure-fire closer Brad Lidge.
Good pitching beats good hitting? Guess not. The White Sox got back-to-back game-winning home runs from Scott "The Slammer" Podsednik and Geoff "Home Run" Blum, who combined for one ding dong in the regular season.
As for home field advantage, Ozzie and company stuffed that back in their faces, too, patiently outlasting Oswalt in Game 3, which basically ended any chance the Astros had this series.
In a piece that appeared in the Daily News a few months back, veteran robotoid Paul Hagen wrote that in baseball, momentum is "way overrated."
Since it was published, I’ve been waiting patiently for an opportunity to revisit that column and prove him wrong. What better chance than now, on the heals of an improbable, emotional, stone-cold four-game sweep in the most important sporting even in the world?
Mr. Hagen, with all do respect, momentum this.