It’s October, which means it’s time for playoff baseball.
The Chicago Cubs are making their second straight trip to the postseason while the Chicago White Sox are out for the eighth year in a row.
The Southsiders have only made the playoffs once since winning the 2005 World Series. That long stretch of futility has claimed another manager. Robin Ventura is out after five seasons; bench coach Rick Renteria is in.
Meanwhile, the Cubs play the first game of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on Friday night. Their opponent is either the New York Mets or the San Francisco Giants.
WBEZ’s sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout weighs in on the Sox management change and the Cubs playoff prospects.