Who's an idiot now?
You can bet a lot of White Sox and Oakland A's fans do.
With Monday's 14-1 loss to Cleveland, Chicago is one more loss or one more Minnesota win away from elimination, meaning baseball will go without a repeat World Series champion for the sixth straight season.
And as for Thomas? Yeah, he's driven in 100-plus runs -- 61 since the All-Star break -- and he's put the A's on the brink of the playoffs. More importantly, however, he's given A's GM Billy Beane one more reason to think he got the better of Williams, his personal punching bag in "Moneyball," again.