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10-17-2005, 09:49 AM

A career outcast had found something special that had nothing to do with his involvement in a succession of oddball plays a sense of belonging.

"I thought I did a pretty good job this year staying out of trouble," he said. "Now I've been part of what has to be one of the best pitching series of all time. For the White Sox to take me in, not just the team but the fans and the city, it's incredible."

The look of bemusement returned. Maybe this was the strangest turn of all.

"I fit in," he said. "I really fit in."

I guess when the manager is just as crazy or a pest. Yup, AJ fits in and a whole cast of others.