Not a parallel universe, but rather all part of the August 22, 1980 WSNS Channel 44 Broadcast.
Harry Caray interviewed Tony La Russa on the pre game show. Tony was sworn in as an Attorney by Judge before the game by Federal Judge Abe Lincoln Marovitz.
Next Harry and Jimmy talked about the announcement that Ed DeBartolo Sr.. had the winning $20M bid to purchase the White Sox. Harry Caray asked Tony for his thoughts and stated the approval of the sale would be a mere formality.
They both were certain the new owner would increase spending, and that the American League would ensure the White Sox would stay in Chicago (a few years before Jerry was given the team over DeBartolo, and then threatened to move to St. Pete).
Harry also talked about his group of local investors which fell short in the bidding for the team (didn't recall that until watching today).
Tony praised Bill Veeck for improving the farm system from one of the worst in baseball to a Top 5 system in baseball.
Tony offered explanations for the White Sox failures in the 1980 season, and was looking to salvaging the season with good performances.
Britt Burns went on to win, falling one out short of the complete game shutout.
Ed Farmer came on to record the final out, to record his 22nd save of the season. He recorded eight more to end the year with 30, passing Terry Forster's 29 to become the all time single season record holder for the White Sox. Bob James would pass him with 35 in 1985.
It was Dutchie Caray's Birthday.
1980 was another fun season of White Sox baseball, besides the usual poor record (70-90). Spanky Squires, Chet Lemon, Lamar Johnson, Wayne Nordhagen and rookie Harold Baines were fun to watch. Most of the core of the 1983 team built by Roland Hemond was already in place, with Britt Burns, LaMarr Hoyt and Richard Dotson three of the five starters (Steve Trout and Ross Baumgarten were the other two starters).