There were no expectations for the White Sox to win the AL Central this year, so just making it to the playoffs qualified the season as a success.
And while the team on the North Side was swept from the first round with the best record in the NL, the White Sox at least took the Tampa Bay Rays to four games.
And don't tell me this is not a very good Tampa team. The Rays won the AL East and will give Boston a heckuva series. The Sox may have lost to the World Series champs.
So lament the end to the season, as you would any season Sox fans, but this was not an embarrassment.