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A. Cavatica
03-27-2006, 07:29 PM
Scott Reifert has a great list of his top 22 highlights on his blog:

http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/inside_the_white_sox/2006/03/2005_redux.html

You can comment on the blog directly, but it looks like if you do your e-mail address will get posted for all the spammers to harvest. So -- sorry, Scott -- I'll post my comments here and assume they make their way back to you.

First, he has the parade at #1. There's no way that the parade should outrank all the triumphant moments from actual baseball games. How can anything other than the last out of the Series be #1?

Second, I'm disappointed not to see any of Frank's big home runs on the list (at least, low on the list). He came up big for us in the limited time he could walk.

Third, El Duque's relief performance beats Dye's Game 4 single in my book.

Fourth, no Bobby Jenks moment?

There were some other special regular-season achievements. The eight-game winning streaks, the streak of leading so many games to start the season.

Lip Man 1
03-27-2006, 10:00 PM
Because there were almost two million fans in the streets that day hailing the World Series champs...that's why it was #1.

Lip

Brian26
03-27-2006, 10:49 PM
First, he has the parade at #1. There's no way that the parade should outrank all the triumphant moments from actual baseball games. How can anything other than the last out of the Series be #1?


I would say the World Series final out has to be #1. The parade should be #4 or 5, behind Pods' World Series homer, PK's grand slam, and maybe Blum's homer. I wouldn't put any regular season moments above the parade.

Second, I'm disappointed not to see any of Frank's big home runs on the list (at least, low on the list). He came up big for us in the limited time he could walk.

The one that comes to mind is that 8th inning 3-run homer he bailed us out on against Tampa Bay in July...ending up winning the game.

Third, El Duque's relief performance beats Dye's Game 4 single in my book.

As far as magnitude, though, Dye's single was far more important. It was the game-winning RBI that had been 88 years in the making.


Fourth, no Bobby Jenks moment?

The Jenks moment for me is Game 1 of the WS, the combination of Ozzie making the call to the bullpen and then Jenks striking out two batters to end the 8th.

BainesHOF
03-27-2006, 11:24 PM
I agree with the parade being No. 1. The World Series is won every year, but how often do you see a team have a parade like we did?

HebrewHammer
03-27-2006, 11:34 PM
Was anyone there for all 22? I was in attendance for 9.

BainesHOF
03-27-2006, 11:58 PM
Here's what I would go with, deleting the McCarthy moment (as good as it was), and adding four moments of my own to reach 25. I noted Reifert's rankings in parenthesis.

25. (18) Mark Buehrle’s 1-0 win (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrapup.jsp?ymd=20050404&content_id=999171&vkey=wrapup2004&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) over Cleveland on Opening Day.
24. (17) The four-game sweep (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050717&content_id=1134594&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=away) of the Indians to open the second half.
23. (19) Aaron Rowand’s defensive gems in our series win (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050810&content_id=1165015&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=away) at New York Aug. 8-10.
22. (11) Mark Buehrle’s save out of the bullpen (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051026&content_id=1259797&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) in Game 3 of the World Series.
21. (21) A.J. Pierzynski’s walk-off home run (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrapup.jsp?ymd=20050618&content_id=1094866&vkey=wrapup2004&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) wearing 1959 replica uniforms as the Sox beat the Dodgers on June 18.
20. (12) Freddy Garcia’s performance (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051027&content_id=1260473&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) in Game 4 of the World Series.
19. (NR) Joe Crede's clutch playoff glove.
18. (NR) Bobby Jenks hitting 100 mph in saving Game 1 of the World Series.
17. (20) Hitting four home runs (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050821&content_id=1178733&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home) to beat Randy Johnson and the Yankees on Aug. 21.
16. (16) Scoring five runs (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2005/wrap.jsp?ymd=20051004&content_id=1237707&vkey=ps2005wrapup&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) to make a statement in Game 1 of the ALDS vs. Boston.
15. (NR) Jermaine Dye's HR off Roger Clemens in Game 1 of the World Series.
14. (15) Tadahito Iguchi’s three-run homer (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051005&content_id=1239535&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) to beat David Wells and Boston in Game 2 of the ALDS.
13. (14) Joe Crede’s 10th-inning home run (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050920&content_id=1217487&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home) to beat Cleveland on Sept. 20.
12. (10) Clinching the AL Central division title (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050929&content_id=1229313&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=away) in Detroit on Sept. 29.
11. (6) The next-to-last out of Game 4 as Juan Uribe dove into the stands (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051027&content_id=1260744&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws).
10. (7) Jermaine Dye’s single (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051026&content_id=1260207&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) as the Sox took a 1-0 lead in Game 4 at Houston.
9. (NR) Mark Buehrle's gutsy performance in Game 2 of the ALCS.
8. (13) Four consecutive complete games (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2005/wrap.jsp?ymd=20051016&content_id=1252324&vkey=ps2005wrapup&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) to win the American League pennant.
7. (9) A.J.’s ninth-inning dash (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051013&content_id=1248424&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) to first base in Game 2 of the ALCS, followed by Pablo Ozuna’s steal of second and Crede’s game-ending double off the wall.
6. (8) El Duque’s magical sixth inning (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051007&content_id=1241391&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) in the Game 3 win over Boston in the ALDS.
5. (5) Geoff Blum’s 14th-inning game-winner (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2005/wrap.jsp?ymd=20051025&content_id=1259335&vkey=ps2005wrapup&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) in Game 3 at Houston.
4. (4) Paul Konerko’s grand slam (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051023&content_id=1257750&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) in Game 2 of the World Series.
3. (3) Scott Podsednik’s game-winning home run (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2005/wrap.jsp?ymd=20051023&content_id=1257785&vkey=ps2005wrapup&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) in Game 2 of the World Series.
2. (2) The final out (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2005/wrap.jsp?ymd=20051026&content_id=1260299&vkey=ps2005wrapup&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) of the World Series.
1. (1) The moment in the celebration parade (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051028&content_id=1261906&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws) when the buses turned north on
LaSalle Street.

ChiSoxRowand
03-28-2006, 12:15 AM
I was at #19