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Second Hand Embarrassment: Episode 1

How embarrassing are the Chicago White Sox? We’ve got a series devoted to that now!

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I won’t sugarcoat it: It’s been pretty hard to be a Chicago White Sox fan these past few seasons. So much so that I was compelled to make that the subject of a new feature for South Side Sox called Second Hand Embarrassment.

In each episode, I’ll rank the recent performance of the White Sox according to how embarrassed (or not embarrassed) it made me feel as a fan. In Episode 1, I take an extended look at the 2023 season.

You can watch Episode 1 on our Sox Populi YouTube page.

As the 2024 season looms, make sure you never miss an episode of Second Hand Embarrassment by subscribing to the Sox Populi YouTube channel.

How would you rank the 2023 White Sox on the embarrassment scale? Take the poll below, and be sure to let us know your extra thoughts about our woebegone club in the comments!


Using my 1-10 embarrassment scale, how do you rank the 2023 season?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    10: Massively Mortifying
    (62 votes)
  • 24%
    9: Mortifying
    (35 votes)
  • 13%
    8: Very Uncomfortable
    (20 votes)
  • 0%
    7: Uncomfortable
    (1 vote)
  • 7%
    6: Not what I was hoping for
    (11 votes)
  • 6%
    5: Exactly what I expected/my heart was already broken
    (9 votes)
  • 3%
    4: A sad summer
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    3: Not as bad as I thought it would be
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    2: There were plenty of positives
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    1: I loved 2023
    (2 votes)
145 votes total Vote Now

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