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Brian26
06-18-2006, 06:41 PM
:walkoff:

C-Dawg
06-18-2006, 06:46 PM
Oh yeah! i just realized it before clicking on this thread!! What a great game that was.

Foulke You
06-18-2006, 06:59 PM
Now we'll have to celebrate both A.J.'s and Garland's home runs on this date.:cool:

SOXintheBURGH
06-18-2006, 07:31 PM
That was the day I knew the White Sox would win the World Series.

chisoxfanatic
06-18-2006, 07:47 PM
Now we'll have to celebrate both A.J.'s and Garland's home runs on this date.:cool:

Garland always seems to know how to ruin things for others. How dare he hit his first career home run on the anniversary of one of the great AJ Pierzynski moments? How selfish of him!!!

Though it wasn't the defining moment that led me to think they'd win the World Series, that was the moment that made me think that at least SOMETHING special was going to become of the season.

batmanZoSo
06-18-2006, 07:52 PM
That game was just awesome, period. It's nice that we'll always have a great memory of a game in the '59 throwbacks. And I think we vindicated the ghosts of '59 nicely by beating the Dodgers in the black and red trim. Well, not really, but it was still sweet. It's still strange, though. When you think of that and the story about Roger Clemens mom having some visions of the White Sox or Shoeless Joe or whatever it was. It was like God was intervening.

http://www.txf.net/a-z/m/mulder-fox.jpg
The truth is out there...

dcb56
06-18-2006, 07:55 PM
I was in 103 that night and I'll never forget it, after AJ hit the walkoff it was crystal clear that 2005 was going to be a special season.

The top of that 9th inning was quintessential Grinder/Ozzie Ball and one which I believe defines the never say die 2005 White Sox:
Iguchi walks
Thomas grounds out to shortstop, Iguchi to second
Konerko flies out to center
Everett singles, Iguchi scores, Sox down 3-2
Harris pinch runs for Everett
Harris steals second
Rowand singles to center, Harris scores, tie game 3-3
:walkoff:
Game Over

jdm2662
06-18-2006, 08:04 PM
I was at the Blackjack tables at Majestic Star Casino during that ninth inning. I missed all the action. Everytime I looked away, something good happened. So, I continued the trend. Sure enough, it worked. Too bad the tables weren't in my favor that night. Oh well, it was the third night of going out for my bday, so it worked.

Brian26
06-18-2006, 08:08 PM
Celebration

C-Dawg
06-18-2006, 08:11 PM
I was in 103 that night ...

For me, that game started out on a bad note when the guy and his wife seated next to me decided they needed to ask me to move to their crappy 3rd seat a dozen rows away, which they had bought at the last minute when they decided to bring some third family member to the game too. My response was - Why is it the guy who came to the game by himself (me) always the one everyone wants to move so they can sit together? I had a nice aisle seat in 158 but eventually wandered over to the bleachers so these people could sit together, and I sat there for the remainder of the game quietly irritated that I had caved in and moved at all. Freddie's shaky start didn't help either. Of course, that 9th inning made it all better for me!

:bandance:

whitesoxwilkes
06-18-2006, 08:16 PM
Celebration
http://static.flickr.com/72/170028611_6cda39560e.jpg

Chips
06-18-2006, 08:33 PM
That was an awesome game. We were sitting in the upper tank on the 3rd base side. That 9th inning kicked ass. I think it was Everett who was down to his last strike with two out and singled to right and before I knew it AJ hit a jack and the Sox won.

Brian26
06-18-2006, 08:37 PM
http://static.flickr.com/72/170028611_6cda39560e.jpg

LOL! I love it!

But I keep a much neater scorecard than you.:cool:

Brian26
06-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Worthy of a Grinder Rule too...

Gavin
06-18-2006, 08:41 PM
Though it wasn't the defining moment that led me to think they'd win the World Series, that was the moment that made me think that at least SOMETHING special was going to become of the season.

After AJ hit that homerun and Hawk et. al went nuts, I was sitting in the living room with my dad and he said "I don't know... this just might be the year." He was right :supernana:

CommanderPudge72
06-18-2006, 09:08 PM
I got those stories beat....I had just gotten to a bar after listening to the radio...was able to watch the game from the 7th inning on.

Big deal...right?

Well, what makes this story sweet was that I was out with a friend that is actullay a knowledgable Cubs fan. He was giving me a hard time and bet me 20 bucks the Sox would not come back.

I, irrationally took his bet, but I my pride was at stake....I thought I would take one for the team and have to hear about it all night....

Then this happened:

:walkoff:

A little slice of heaven for me and a slice of humble pie for the Cubs fan...man he was steaming all night long.

Gosh, that was a fun night.:cool:

kninchicago
06-18-2006, 09:22 PM
Today's my anniversary, so I was not at that game last year as my partner's not a baseball fan (boo!). However, lucky me came home to turn on the TV in the 9th inning so I got to see it happen nonetheless.

When partner and I tie the knot someday, you better believe it won't be during April-October! Learned my lesson.

chisoxmike
06-18-2006, 09:23 PM
Yeah, I remember being there. Unbelievable. They were DEAD for 8 innings.

:farmer
"This place is ELECTRIC!"

Zisk77
06-18-2006, 09:23 PM
Ok, bear with me this is a little winded. I live in the St. Louis metro area. A couple of days before A.J.'s walkoff I was to have surgery on my torn labrum. I was also due to be in best friends wedding a week later in Atlanta. So the plan was my brother (who lives in Atl) would fly into Chicago where I would meet him and go to the Sox/D'backs game. Then we would drive back to St. lou and I'd have surgery. Then he'd drive me to Atl. Well the Sox D'back game was the one where we had a 10-run inning! Frank, Uribe, & Paulie all went deep. I had the surgery (succesful - I can throw again!!!). Then my Bro drove me to his place in Atl. The Sox/Dodgers game was on WGN that night so we arrived just in time to see the replay of Rowand's game tying single. I looked at my Brother and said "A. J.'s going yard." Then it happened. I didn't need any pain killers that night. My brother who was only a casual baseball fan calls me evry night to talk about the Sox after that very special year we had. :whiner: :cool:

whitesoxwilkes
06-18-2006, 09:25 PM
LOL! I love it!

But I keep a much neater scorecard than you.:cool:

I'll never win any neatness points, that's for sure.

Deuce
06-18-2006, 09:51 PM
WALK OFF!!!


:bandance::supernana::bandance::supernana::dtroll:

gosox3072
06-18-2006, 10:26 PM
I was at the Blackjack tables at Majestic Star Casino during that ninth inning. I missed all the action. Everytime I looked away, something good happened. So, I continued the trend. Sure enough, it worked. Too bad the tables weren't in my favor that night. Oh well, it was the third night of going out for my bday, so it worked.

You should have looked away from the table....uda had good luck!

Huisj
06-18-2006, 10:33 PM
Oh man, I was there with a good friend of mine who grew up in California as a Dodgers fan. Dang was that an amazing ending to that game. How Garcia made as deep into the game as he did after the way he threw the first few innings, I have no idea. I was standing next to the fan deck in the right-center concours when AJ hit that shot, and I don't think I could have even counted the number of high fives I gave to random strangers all over back there when it came down in the bleachers.

Ah, the memories of 2005. What an amazing season.

PaulDrake
06-18-2006, 10:41 PM
I was a young lad way back in 1959. That game and series were the closest thing to payback for me in all the years since then. Take that Larry Sherry.

Frontman
06-18-2006, 10:51 PM
Well, some said that Walk Off was a defining moment for 2005, then Garland gets one on the same day a year later.......

ixnay on talking about ixightlay striking ixicetway.

;)


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DSpivack
06-19-2006, 12:03 AM
I couldn't decide whether to go to that game or not (alone), and I didn't. But it was sure great watching on tv!!

robiwho
06-19-2006, 12:10 AM
I was at that game with my brother and it was the first time that I thought the team could go all the way. I was just afraid to say it out loud!

markopat
06-19-2006, 12:14 AM
Dang...great stories and thanks for the memories!!

WOW...what a game!

TornLabrum
06-19-2006, 12:18 AM
I couldn't decide whether to go to that game or not (alone), and I didn't. But it was sure great watching on tv!!

I went alone and it was even better in person.

leens01
06-19-2006, 12:22 AM
I was at that game. There was a row of guys behind us from L.A. with one friend who was a Sox fan. I was jumping up and down screaming when he hit the walk-off. It sure helped relieve my aggravation at being yelled at from a man in front of me when I was trying to talk to a friend who was sitting a little bit away from me and the L.A. guys talking trash behind me the whole time. After the game, we had to get our car jumped, though due to tailgating. Still, being at the game made it totally worth it. Plus, it was my sister's car!

DieTrying79
06-19-2006, 12:30 AM
That seemed to be when alot of us knew something special was in store for the team. I recall screaming and jumping up and down in disbelief. Hawk was going balistic...just an amazing night.

LuvSox
06-19-2006, 12:44 AM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52319

PalehosePlanet
06-19-2006, 12:48 AM
My wife and I were at a wedding reception that night. I had gone out to the car for a couple of radio updates but was starting to get pissed and decided I wasn't going back out there. I wanted to enjoy myself at the wedding. Besides it seemed that it just wasn't our night. Anyway, I had a few more drinks and at my wife's urging -- she kept saying "I have a good feeling about this game" -- I went out to the car and heard Farmer roar "This place is electric!". I knew something great had happened, but what? Did we tie it? Did we win it? Did we take the lead in the bottom of the 8th? I kept yelling to my self What Happened? Of course Rooney and Farmer would not say and went to a commercial. Needless to say, I stayed in the car and heard the great news; called the wife who was in the lobby wondering what was taking me so long; and listened to the highlights for the next 10 minutes.

Wow, what a night... what a night!

spiffie
06-19-2006, 01:39 AM
It is because of that game that I am annoyed at the green seats taking so long to be put in, since that night my dumb ass was so happy I jumped onto my seat and bounced up and down. There is a crack in the side of the seat that is still there and likely will be there until my section gets nice new green seats next winter.

And you know what? It was all worth it.

GOGOGOPODS
06-19-2006, 01:42 AM
You gotta love that bat flip.... White Sox White Sox GO GO White Sox! That series really kicked off our rally song... everytime I hear that song I think back to that night when I was at the ballpark. I think they played that song about 25 times that night

chisoxfanatic
06-19-2006, 01:49 AM
I can remember being in my front room when I heard THIS:

:hawk

"GAME!!!"

Sent chills up and down my spine!!!

chisoxfanatic
06-19-2006, 01:50 AM
It is because of that game that I am annoyed at the green seats taking so long to be put in, since that night my dumb ass was so happy I jumped onto my seat and bounced up and down. There is a crack in the side of the seat that is still there and likely will be there until my section gets nice new green seats next winter.

And you know what? It was all worth it.

What seat would that be?

voodoochile
06-19-2006, 02:36 AM
That game was just awesome, period. It's nice that we'll always have a great memory of a game in the '59 throwbacks. And I think we vindicated the ghosts of '59 nicely by beating the Dodgers in the black and red trim. Well, not really, but it was still sweet. It's still strange, though. When you think of that and the story about Roger Clemens mom having some visions of the White Sox or Shoeless Joe or whatever it was. It was like God was intervening.

The truth is out there...
:AJ:
"Oh please, just call me AJ..."

Xx i am error xX
06-19-2006, 04:00 AM
Does anyone know if you purchase this game from MLB.tv if it is the Hawk and D.J. feed? I was kicking myself for missing this game last year, and I'd still like to see it... I'd definitely be willing to spend 4 bucks on it if I can hear Hawk have a heart attack! :D:

wdelaney72
06-19-2006, 09:08 AM
Ah yes, that was a great moment. You gottal love the throwback uni's, as well.

batmanZoSo
06-19-2006, 09:10 AM
I just remembered that I had a chance to go that game for free, but my stupid friend didn't try hard enough to contact me that day. That would've been a great to game to say you attended. Maybe I'll just lie. In fact, yes. I was there.

The Critic
06-19-2006, 10:31 AM
That was the day I knew the White Sox would win the World Series.
We were listening on the radio on the way home from Wisconsin and my wife (who's a Cub fan, by the way) said to me, "You know, there's something going on here this year!"

Of course, eternal pessimist that I am, I was all like "DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET!!!! IT'S TOO SOON!!!!!"

She was right.............as usual...............:D:

North Sox Sider
06-19-2006, 10:36 AM
Has anyone put it together yet??? Didnt Esteban Yan give up both homers to AJ in 2005 and yesterday to Garland. If i am right, isnt that Twlight Zoneish or what??

zach074
06-19-2006, 10:38 AM
I was at that game, definatly the best game i have ever been to. I was sitting down the right field line right behind an obnoxious cubs fan who constantly talked about how bad the Sox were. He didn't stay for the fireworks.:smile:

North Sox Sider
06-19-2006, 10:44 AM
Never mind it was Yhency Brazoban who gave up the homer. I dont know why i thought it was Estoban Yan who gave up that homer last year. Great victory though and what a great road trip. Bring on the Cardinals

spiffie
06-19-2006, 10:53 AM
What seat would that be?
Seat 6, Row 2, Sec. 101. It still works, but it tilts a little downward on the front left corner.

SOXPHILE
06-19-2006, 11:33 AM
I was supposed to go to this game with my dad & sister, because she had tickets from work. They were right behind the Sox dugout. But, I had to go to a wedding for a co-worker, and I missed out. My dad and sister wound up going with some friends of my parents. On the way home, I'm hearing on the radio how "The Sox did it again" and how "this team is special. What a thrilling game". I finally heard the replays, and was so pissed I didn't go. When I got home, I called my dad, and he was talking so loud and fast, I could hardly understand him. "Unbelievable" was about all I could make out. Those darn weddings !!:angry:

JohnBasedowYoda
06-19-2006, 11:59 AM
That was the day I knew the White Sox would win the World Series.

Your powers of prescience have spread throughout the land like a sick fungus that eats all the dead flowers

Sad
06-19-2006, 12:22 PM
I was also there that Saturday night
wasn't it post-game fireworks that night also?

PatK
06-19-2006, 01:03 PM
It was also the first night they started playing the "Let's Go Go Go White Sox" stuff.

Best game I've ever been to. I've never been to a ball game where the crowd was that, as Farmio put it, electric.

Making it all the better was that I was there with a Dodger fan that was talking smack the whole game. The look on his face when AJ smacked that was priceless.

Brian26
06-19-2006, 09:20 PM
Does anyone know if you purchase this game from MLB.tv if it is the Hawk and D.J. feed? I was kicking myself for missing this game last year, and I'd still like to see it... I'd definitely be willing to spend 4 bucks on it if I can hear Hawk have a heart attack! :D:

This is the only MLB.tv game I've ever purchased. It is indeed the White Sox feed. The only bad part is that they cut it off right after AJ crosses the plate. They may have showed one quick replay, but the postgame is non-existant.

starboy0
06-19-2006, 10:29 PM
I was also there that Saturday night
wasn't it post-game fireworks that night also?

Yes indeed. That was another element to the perfect night. I was in 154 with 2 friends one cub fan and one sox fan. Sporting my Luis Aparicio jersey and '59 hat. AJ's homerun was spectacular but don't forget Aaron's fantastic ab to keep things alive.

After the post game fire works I just didn't want to leave.

TornLabrum
06-19-2006, 10:44 PM
Yes indeed. That was another element to the perfect night. I was in 154 with 2 friends one cub fan and one sox fan. Sporting my Luis Aparicio jersey and '59 hat. AJ's homerun was spectacular but don't forget Aaron's fantastic ab to keep things alive.

After the post game fire works I just didn't want to leave.

The only thing that spoiled my night was when Gene Honda was introducing the '59 alumni before the game he introduced Claude RAY-mond instead of Claude "Ra-MOND" (long o). (He's French-Canadian.)

Jose.Contreras
06-19-2006, 11:14 PM
I was eating dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe downtown. I was at the upstairs bar with my girlfriend (at the time) and I must say that it was pretty exciting. Most people were enjoying their meals but I managed to find a few guys who were also on dates that could appreciate the fantastic victory with me. The cool thing was that all of our dates had acepted the fact that we had stopped engaging in conversation with them and had ditched our meals to watch that 9th inning comeback. Great experience. I think we all went home very happy that night....if you know what I mean! Ahhhh memories.:D:

Wsoxmike59
06-20-2006, 07:06 AM
I remember that night like it was yesterday. It was the day of our annual Golf Outing at work. We had played 18 holes at Green Garden's CC and afterward had a nice dinner and drinks in the Party Room.

The talk of the day on the golf course was the Sox of course, they had gotten off to the best start in franchise history. I made sure I wore my 1959 Sox hat that day, just to rub it in to the few Cub fans at work. :D:

I made sure I left the party by 5:15 or so I could be home in time to see the Sox game cuz they were wearing the '59 throwback uni's.

I watched the entire game on TV and was feeling frustrated that we just couldn't mount a rally. I felt if the Sox could just get in to the Dodger's bullpen (sans Gagne) that we would stage the late comeback due to the magic of the uni's and the special feeling surrounding the ballpark that night.

I was glad to see Brazeoban [sp?] come in to the game. Even when Carl Everett was down to two strikes I felt like he'd come through. Little by little the Sox pecked away at the defecit until A.J. hit his mighty walk off.

I jumped off the couch the instant A.J. hit it, "That ball's got a chance I screamed.....and it was a GONER!!!" My wife came running in to the living room. She was sitting outside on the patio listening to the game on radio and enjoying the cool of the evening.

She said when A.J. hit the HR she heard screams and Hollers come from 4 or 5 neighbor's houses, and she said "We're surrounded by Sox fans......I love it!" (We had just moved in a couple years earlier)

I think we both sensed that 2005 was going to be different, more special than any other season we had experienced in the past. June 18 2005 was a magical night.

C-Dawg
06-20-2006, 02:10 PM
For the past year, my desktop picture here at the office has been this:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/720/screen9dx.jpg

Full size, its recognizeable as AJ in the batter's box, and Joe Crede on deck.

(Sheepishly I have to admit its actually AJ's at-bat in the 8th, but oh well, its still the same game!)

:cool:

slobes
06-20-2006, 05:42 PM
For the past year, my desktop picture here at the office has been this:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/720/screen9dx.jpg

Full size, its recognizeable as AJ in the batter's box, and Joe Crede on deck.

(Sheepishly I have to admit its actually AJ's at-bat in the 8th, but oh well, its still the same game!)

:cool:

Haha yeah because isn't Rowand supposed to be on first?

Hokiesox
06-20-2006, 08:03 PM
http://static.flickr.com/72/170028611_6cda39560e.jpg

Konerko went 0-4! Why didn't they trade him?

DrummerGeorgefan
06-20-2006, 08:23 PM
I was there in the right field stands. All I know was I hugged 3 bikers with great sox tattoos.