Game: Regular Season Game vs. Minnesota Twins
You know expectations for your team are low when the marketing campaign is literally, "Hey, the kids can play." What's that supposed to mean? "Yo, we're not as shitty as you might think."
The catchphrase referred to a nucleus of young players like Paul Konerko, Magglio Ordonez, and Carlos Lee who along with Frank Thomas and Mike Sirotka were predicted to wallow in mediocrity and finish in the middle of the AL Central. Instead, the team dominated the American League, leading their division by as many as 10.5 games behind a breakout year from Ordonez and Thomas' 43 home runs.