The injustice, the insulated levels of privilege, the unimaginable displays of greed and brutality that go not only unpunished, but rewarded–it’s all a bit much for me to start investing in the idea of karma. Karma through reincarnation allows an escape from seeking reasons and justifications for events in the here and now, but asks for broader leaps of faith that seem unapproachable.
That said, some White Sox fan committed an act of sacrilege unknowably profound in a past life–like, covering some holy alter in pizza puke and then just leaving–and now we have been made to suffer. That is the cause of the 2013 White Sox offense, and there is no room for debate on this matter.
Despite a hell of series against first-place Detroit, the Sox batting line of .249/.302/.384, which placed in the context of the White Sox homer-happy ballpark, represented the worst offense in the American League all season until Houston went and snuck behind them this weekend. If you’d like to be more direct about it, they have scored 342 runs through Saturday. That is also the least.