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ode to veeck
10-08-2005, 08:06 AM
Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN

The better team not only won, it dominated. And nothing against the winner of the New York Yankees (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=nyy)-Los Angeles Angels (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=laa) of Anaheim in Orange County get-together, but if the White Sox aren't favored in the AL Championship Series, then the oddsmakers need CAT scans

How can you doubt a team that forced the Red Sox into a playoff 0-fer, that pitched better, fielded better, managed better, ran better and, pardon the grammar, clutch-hit better? You can't, which is why the White Sox will reach the World Series for the first time since 1959. And when they do, remember why.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=2183947

ode to veeck
10-08-2005, 08:19 AM
Buster Olney, ESPN
There had been a sense of apprehension in Fenway Park the whole day, with the crowd unusually reserved from the outset. The White Sox had scored two runs in the third inning after there were two out, and even in the highest level of the ballpark, you could distinctly hear the small shouts of the Chicago players, like Whos down in Whoville. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2005/columns/story?columnist=olney_buster&id=2184081

itsnotrequired
10-08-2005, 09:32 AM
Rick Morrissey, Chicago Tribune
The White Sox don't have much in the way of playoff history over the last 100 years, about enough to be published in pamphlet form. So what El Duque did against the Red Sox automatically will find its way toward the top of the list. This was the kind of October story Sox fans have heard told about other teams from other cities.

Now they have one of their own.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-051007morrissey,1,4615433.column?coll=chi-news-hed

itsnotrequired
10-08-2005, 09:36 AM
Chris De Luca, Chicago Sun Times
Frank Thomas wore an altered Hefty Bag over his silk shirt. He never looked better. Champagne rolled down his head in a cigar-smoke-filled White Sox clubhouse Friday night, and Thomas' million-dollar smile never had been brighter.

''Long time coming, you know that,'' Thomas said as he shook a champagne bottle and scanned the room for another target.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/deluca/cst-spt-deluca083.html

itsnotrequired
10-08-2005, 09:39 AM
Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe
The White Sox brought more to the table in this series. ''They pitched better, hit better, and played better," said Terry Francona. Hey, they even put the cherry on the diamond sundae with a gorgeous suicide squeeze in the ninth. The White Sox did all things right. Big Things, Little Things. Everything.

Are they this year's Red Sox? I'm hoping they are, and not just because the White Sox haven't won since 1917. It's because they're worthy, and Ozzie Guillen is a breath of managerial fresh air.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/10/08/there_was_no_surprise_ending/

tebman
10-08-2005, 09:44 AM
He Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken:
"...the best approach is to enjoy every morsel of euphoria before moving to the American League Championship Series. Only a week and a half ago, a lot of us -- I'm admitting it, and so should you, bub -- wondered aloud if this team was choking away a postseason berth."

http://www.suntimes.com/output/mariotti/cst-spt-jay08.html

TornLabrum
10-08-2005, 09:49 AM
http://www.suntimes.com/output/mariotti/cst-spt-jay08.html

And that's why they call him Moronotti.