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ChiWavDave
11-20-2007, 03:36 PM
We hardly knew ya. Thanks for 05. Hope you get healthy

Dan the Man
11-20-2007, 03:37 PM
Is there a link to this?

Anyway, nice work with the Sox for the most part. I hope he latches on with another team and is productive again.

Tragg
11-20-2007, 03:38 PM
I am not sure if you're saying he was DFA or should be.

He was absolutely critical to 2005. Thanks, Pods.

And I hope we can get a lead-off hitter who can deliver at least a .350 OBP for 2008 like you did in 2005.

soxinem1
11-20-2007, 03:38 PM
http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2007/11/podsednik-desig.html

I found the link on the Cubune today.

balke
11-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Owens better be looking at some Craig Biggio tapes this offseason and find some creative ways to get on base. That, or Thome needs to leadoff.

Thome25
11-20-2007, 03:39 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071120&content_id=2305058&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

Pods appreciation thread anyone? Does this mean the Sox are close to acquiring an outfielder?

KRS1
11-20-2007, 03:40 PM
Another link on the official page...

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071120&content_id=2305058&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

The Chicago White Sox have designated outfielder Scott Podsednik for assignment and have purchased the contracts of catcher Cole Armstrong and right-handed pitchers Jack Egbert, Lucas Harrell and Adam Russell.

Rockabilly
11-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Pods thank you for the 05 season and good luck in the future

Tragg
11-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Owens better be looking at some Craig Biggio tapes this offseason and find some creative ways to get on base. That, or Thome needs to leadoff.
10 straight seasons with OBPs in excess of .370. And with a little power.
We could sure use one of his kind.

jsg-07
11-20-2007, 03:43 PM
You gotta love this game and how quickly things can change. Two seasons ago this guy was hitting a walk off homer in the world series and now he pulls a groin muscle when he stands up too fast.

I will miss the 05 pods but I'm glad we are moving on this year....

palehozenychicty
11-20-2007, 03:45 PM
He was good for a half season and the postseason. Now, there's nothing to see here. Thanks for the effort, Pods.

Sockinchisox
11-20-2007, 03:45 PM
Oh well, I'm happy to see him go, don't have to rely on him anymore.

I hope he makes it with another team (Padres, Braves, Rangers, As would probably be interested in him)

rowand33
11-20-2007, 03:46 PM
thanks pods. good luck.

Chez
11-20-2007, 03:47 PM
I'll miss Pods; but at least we have the internet to keep track of Mrs. Pods. :smile:

As others have posted, he was critical to our success and 2005, but you just couldn't count on him to stay healthy.

SBSoxFan
11-20-2007, 03:47 PM
Oh well, I'm happy to see him go, don't have to rely on him anymore.

I hope he makes it with another team (Padres, Braves, Rangers, As would probably be interested in him)

Why would the A's be interested in him considering they don't steal bases?

spiffie
11-20-2007, 03:48 PM
Its a shame he couldnt stay healthy. When he was 100% he was a sparkplug for this team, and set the table wonderfully. Good luck and good health to you Pods.

Sockinchisox
11-20-2007, 03:49 PM
They need a LF if Stewart signs elsewhere.

doublem23
11-20-2007, 03:50 PM
Sad to see his tenure here end like this, but thanks especially for the 2005 season, and for hitting the most important home run in White Sox history.

http://assets.espn.go.com/media/mlb/2005/1023/photo/g_lidge_275.jpg

Sometimes, I still don't believe it.

AWhiteSoxinNJ
11-20-2007, 03:51 PM
The official dismantling of the 2005 squad has officially begun. Juan's next up.

Jjav829
11-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Huh, I thought they got rid of him last offseason. :dunno:

Thanks for the good 2005 season, Pods.

soxinem1
11-20-2007, 03:52 PM
Owens better be looking at some Craig Biggio tapes this offseason and find some creative ways to get on base. That, or Thome needs to leadoff.

Maybe the White Sox can talk Biggio out of retirement. Even at his age and diminished skills, he might be the best out there from what is available.

But if you want a Thome type LOH, maybe Brian Downing can come back too!!

sox1970
11-20-2007, 03:52 PM
The official dismantling of the 2005 squad has officially begun. Juan's next up.

Crede will be close behind.

balke
11-20-2007, 03:52 PM
Stewart is a total Kenny baseball player. It'd be like Erstad pt. 2.

jenn2080
11-20-2007, 03:54 PM
BYE BYE Pods. This is good news!

GregO23
11-20-2007, 03:55 PM
Thank you for 2005. We couldnt of done it without Pods. Too bad he couldnt handle the injuries...Why didnt we try to unload him before DFA him? Now he has like no value!

JRIG
11-20-2007, 03:55 PM
Why would the A's be interested in him considering they don't steal bases?

Neither does Podsednik anymore.

soxfan26
11-20-2007, 03:56 PM
Happy Trails Pods.

:gulp:

doublem23
11-20-2007, 03:56 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2005/10/07/WVKuzHjq.jpg http://blogs.timesunion.com/baseball/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/podsblue2.jpg

tebman
11-20-2007, 03:57 PM
No surprise here, but I'm sorry to see him go nonetheless. He was a huge factor in that magical 2005 season.

Stay healthy, Pods -- we like your style!

DumpJerry
11-20-2007, 04:00 PM
I was at Game 2. You made it the best game I've ever been to!

Please sign with a NL team.

SBSoxFan
11-20-2007, 04:02 PM
Neither does Podsednik anymore.

:tongue:

Domeshot17
11-20-2007, 04:03 PM
http://houston.astros.mlb.com/images/2005/10/24/9codrd2e.jpg

You know what sucks, you have to feel for pods. He wasn't a lazy guy who always got hurt. He was a guy who worked his butt off and just could not stay healthy.

Thank you for hitting the biggest post season home run in White Sox history. You didn't hit many, but when you did, they counted. My fiancee is very sad to see you go, you were her favorite, and thanks for the help in 2005.

Most of the 2005 roster is gone now

MCHSoxFan
11-20-2007, 04:04 PM
I am really gonna miss you Pods!!!!!!!! :(:
I wish you were still 100% healthy!!!! :(:

balke
11-20-2007, 04:06 PM
Time to roll the dice on Bonds?

thomas35forever
11-20-2007, 04:06 PM
Wish things could have turned out better for ya Pods, but that's the way it goes sometimes.

Thanks for hitting the biggest and most unlikely home run in White Sox history.

Thome25
11-20-2007, 04:07 PM
It's really sad to see Pods go. He gave us all a memory that we'll never forget and something we'll tell our grandkids about.

Doesn't he at least deserve an OFFICIAL appreciation thread?

MCHSoxFan
11-20-2007, 04:09 PM
Doesn't he at least deserve an OFFICIAL appreciation thread?

This is turning into one for sure.

Pods :whiner:.

thomas35forever
11-20-2007, 04:09 PM
It's really sad to see Pods go. He gave us all a memory that we'll never forget and something we'll tell our grandkids about.

Doesn't he at least deserve an OFFICIAL appreciation thread?
This is kind of it, more or less.

thedudeabides
11-20-2007, 04:09 PM
I was at Game 2. You made it the best game I've ever been to!

Please sign with a NL team.

I'll second that. Thanks Pods, I can't imagine I'll ever be at a better game than that. :gulp:

cbotnyse
11-20-2007, 04:11 PM
Thanks for one of the best sports memories I've ever had. :gulp:

TLrbIu-eYys

Flight #24
11-20-2007, 04:11 PM
What's interesting to me is that Kenny must have a plan for a leadoff guy. He usually doesn't make a move with being pretty sure that he's covered. If he was going to go with Owens at leadoff/LF, then you'd think he might at least give Pods a shot at signing a cheap deal to platoon in LF and leadoff if JO struggles. Basically a 4th OF job on the cheap.

That he cut him loose makes me wonder if he's got something planned that will take care of the leadoff slot. Could be Owens, but that seems riskier than what he did with Uribe.

Or maybe he knows he's bringing back Erstad. What's the opposite of deeppink?

GregO23
11-20-2007, 04:14 PM
You provided the sparkplug to the greatest season and postseason Chicago has seen. You will always be remembered for hitting the greatest home run in white sox history. Thank you so much for all you have done!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLrbIu-eYys

Daver
11-20-2007, 04:15 PM
What's interesting to me is that Kenny must have a plan for a leadoff guy. He usually doesn't make a move with being pretty sure that he's covered. If he was going to go with Owens at leadoff/LF, then you'd think he might at least give Pods a shot at signing a cheap deal to platoon in LF and leadoff if JO struggles. Basically a 4th OF job on the cheap.

That he cut him loose makes me wonder if he's got something planned that will take care of the leadoff slot. Could be Owens, but that seems riskier than what he did with Uribe.

Or maybe he knows he's bringing back Erstad. What's the opposite of deeppink?

Scott may accept a minor league assignment if he gets no interest from any other team, hence him being DFA'd instead of waived.

FedEx227
11-20-2007, 04:15 PM
Always been one of my favorite Sox players over the past few years. The day he got traded here I was so excited. I saw him the year before in Milwaukee, so much I bought one of his shirt-jerseys because I loved his style so much.

Shame he couldn't stay healthy. He's the type of guy I'd probably be stubborn with and continually resign hoping he gets his stride back. I still wouldn't be against him in LF platoon with Owens unless we can find someone else, but hey... we had a good run.

Thome25
11-20-2007, 04:17 PM
The White Sox let go of an outfielder and then 10 minutes later they release an interview with an outfielder that they're trying to acquire:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071120&content_id=2305033&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

HMMMM...are they trying to tell us that they're clearing a space for Hunter?

soxinem1
11-20-2007, 04:17 PM
It was not even three years ago when many White Sox fans moaned and wailed about CLee being traded for Podsednik.

It was barely two years ago when White Sox fans took a mad scramble to vote Podsednik into the All-Star Game as the last player chosen.

It was barely two years ago when Pods hit two key playoff home runs to help propel the White Sox to their first World Series title since 1917.

And now, after these events, this chapter has come to a close. I sure hope he gets a clean start somewhere and re-establishes himself as a bonified MLB player.

As he helped us achieve a moment of glory we never expereinced, it is the least that we owe him.

Good Luck Pods!!!

SBSoxFan
11-20-2007, 04:17 PM
What's interesting to me is that Kenny must have a plan for a leadoff guy. He usually doesn't make a move with being pretty sure that he's covered. If he was going to go with Owens at leadoff/LF, then you'd think he might at least give Pods a shot at signing a cheap deal to platoon in LF and leadoff if JO struggles. Basically a 4th OF job on the cheap.

That he cut him loose makes me wonder if he's got something planned that will take care of the leadoff slot. Could be Owens, but that seems riskier than what he did with Uribe.

Or maybe he knows he's bringing back Erstad. What's the opposite of deeppink?

I was wondering that too. KW said at the end of last season that not only would they evaluate needs in terms of players, but also evaluate with the medical staff. Apparently they didn't think Pods could stay healthy or was healthy enough to produce like the Sox hoped. Therefore, I can't imagine that they'd bring Erstad back.

I also imagine the Sox will sign on of the Hunter, Rowand, or Jones. That leaves LF as your lead off spot. At this point, I would think it's Owens.

ShoelessJoeS
11-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Thank you Pods for an AMAZING 2005!!!

I truly hope he can be productive somewhere else. What an awesome talent he is when healthy.

Navarro's Talent
11-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Thanks for the memories, Pods! It was really too bad he couldn't stay healthy. He's a cool guy, but the Sox just don't have a reason to think they can rely on him anymore.

I wonder where KW goes from here?

whitesoxwilkes
11-20-2007, 04:19 PM
Good luck, Scott. You were a class act both times I got the chance to talk to you and you were clutch in the biggest possible way on the biggest possible stage.

Rocky Soprano
11-20-2007, 04:21 PM
It was not even three years ago when many White Sox fans moaned and wailed about CLee being traded for Podsednik.

It was barely two years ago when White Sox fans took a mad scramble to vote Podsednik into the All-Star Game as the last player chosen.

It was barely two years ago when Pods hit two key playoff home runs to help propel the White Sox to their first World Series title since 1917.

And now, after these events, this chapter has come to a close. I sure hope he gets a clean start somewhere and re-establishes himself as a bonified MLB player.

As he helped us achieve a moment of glory we never expereinced, it is the least that we owe him.

Good Luck Pods!!!

Very well said.

spiffie
11-20-2007, 04:23 PM
Bad week for the female Sox fans, as two of the most popular players with a certain contingent of the ladies have been jettisoned this week.

thedudeabides
11-20-2007, 04:24 PM
Bad week for the female Sox fans, as two of the most popular players with a certain contingent of the ladies have been jettisoned this week.

Juan hasn't been traded yet. :cool:

PorkChopExpress
11-20-2007, 04:30 PM
Another link on the official page...

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071120&content_id=2305058&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

They bought the contract of a young catcher? I heard the Rays are looking for a young catcher. Juan + young cathcer for Baldelli?

DumpJerry
11-20-2007, 04:31 PM
Bad week for the female Sox fans, as two of the most popular players with a certain contingent of the ladies have been jettisoned this week.

Juan hasn't been traded yet. :cool:
We could bring back Officer Karkovice.

spiffie
11-20-2007, 04:32 PM
We could bring back Officer Karkovice.
Or shore up the bullpen by going out and getting Ezequiel Astacio.

The Dude
11-20-2007, 04:33 PM
:hawk:
He gone! He'll grab some bench!

Thank you Kenny!

MCHSoxFan
11-20-2007, 04:33 PM
Good luck, Scott. You were a class act both times I got the chance to talk to you and you were clutch in the biggest possible way on the biggest possible stage.

Yeah. In 2005, it was a Kids Day. He was signing autoghraphs. I was in section 109 with AJ. I walked by him and I said I voted for you. He thanked me.

MCHSoxFan
11-20-2007, 04:35 PM
They bought the contract of a young catcher? I heard the Rays are looking for a young catcher. Juan + young cathcer for Crawford?

Fixed it for you!!! :D:

spiffie
11-20-2007, 04:36 PM
Fixed it for you!!! :D:
I believe that FYP is only valid if the young catcher the post referred to was in fact Joe Mauer.

HomeFish
11-20-2007, 04:39 PM
I wasn't at Game 2 of the World Series, but I was there for the other Podsednik home run of 2005 -- Game 1 of the ALDS against Boston.

That was a pretty amazing game. If it was already a laugher by the time Pods hit it out, then his home run turned it into a :rolling:

KyWhiSoxFan
11-20-2007, 04:46 PM
Pods will always be remembered for being an important contributor to the Sox winning the World Series. And that is a very good thing. Good luck wherever you land.

Dolanski
11-20-2007, 04:54 PM
One, thank you Scottie Pods for 05.

Two, don't feel too bad for Pods, he was a key part of a World Series team. Ask Jim Thome how many WS he won.

Three, really, don't feel bad for Pods. Mrs. Pods is a former playmate.

jabrch
11-20-2007, 04:54 PM
Bye bye Scotty. Thanks for the memories!

CLR01
11-20-2007, 05:09 PM
A year too late. One down, one to go.

LITTLE NELL
11-20-2007, 05:09 PM
"They're breaking up that old gang of mine".These moves have to be done but its still sad to see heroes from 05 leave one by one. Who would have thunk it, and who is next.

soxfan43
11-20-2007, 05:14 PM
I was at Game 2. I remember turning to the guy next to me saying, come on pods, hit a double in the gap. And then he smacked it, and it kept going into that gap, and then pure bliss. What a moment, one that won't eve be forgotten by any White Sox fan. Good luck Pods (as long as you don't sign in the AL central or with the cubs)

soxfanreggie
11-20-2007, 05:23 PM
Best of luck to Pods, except for against the WS. He has something many players don't...a championship ring. There will be a team that will be willing to take a gamble on him. Probably will have to get on with a low-market team to start, but he could be a key back-up.

The Dude
11-20-2007, 05:41 PM
Please sign with a NL team.

Why? It's not like he's gonna play much.

Jerko
11-20-2007, 05:48 PM
***? Baldelli? Stewart? They're both injured more often than Pods is/was. Hopefully we're looking elsewhere.

gogosox16
11-20-2007, 05:48 PM
Why? It's not like he's gonna play much.
He could become a vital part of someone's bench in the n.l. to pinch run or but down a bunt. Also you never know a team like the Nationals might give him a shot for a starting role.

Mohoney
11-20-2007, 06:06 PM
The guy deserves one. Thanks for being the catalyst at the top of the order in 2005. I don't think we go all the way that year without his contribution.

MCHSoxFan
11-20-2007, 06:07 PM
I will miss you Pods!!!! Thanks for the memories! I wish you were still 100% healthy! :(:

chisox77
11-20-2007, 06:32 PM
Pods is a true overachiever! He worked long and hard to be an MLB player. He is very intense and serious about his game. All of that made him such an important part of the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox. And then there was that game-ending homerun off Lidge . . .

. . . good-bye Scotty! Thank you for your contributions. You will always be a White Sox hero to us. Best of luck.


:cool:

Martinigirl
11-20-2007, 06:42 PM
I knew it was coming but it still makes me sad. He did a great job for us when he was healthy.

I hope he finds success with another (preferably NL) team.

stillz
11-20-2007, 06:58 PM
Thanks for 2005, Pods. You'll live on forever in Sox lore.

wassagstdu
11-20-2007, 07:11 PM
Scott may accept a minor league assignment if he gets no interest from any other team, hence him being DFA'd instead of waived.
So he could prove he is healthy in the minors, then rejoin the team in June. Then there is still a chance that Iguchi, Rowand, Pods, can all be brought back! Crede proves he is healthy too and fires Borass. Flip Cabrera with Fields for a front line starter and we're back!

Jurr
11-20-2007, 07:14 PM
Wow. Here goes another jersey I own. Juan's on his way out (cha-ching), and now Pods (cha-ching).

The poster child for the "grinder Sox" is now gone. He had some great moments, but those injuries are just too much to handle.

Anyway, for a guy that spent his whole youth in the minor leagues, he had some great moments. Here's to Pods catching on somewhere and making it happen again!:gulp:

GlassSox
11-20-2007, 07:41 PM
I was at Game 2. You made it the best game I've ever been to!

Please sign with a NL team.

We were there too and the wife really loves Pods, when he hit the HR she went nuts.

Good luck Scott

veeter
11-20-2007, 07:51 PM
Thanks Scottie, I've been watching the World Series DVDs. You were a big part of a special team. From one Czech to another, good luck.

JB98
11-20-2007, 07:53 PM
Pods did a lot of good things for us, but it was time to move on.

cws05champ
11-20-2007, 08:08 PM
Pods, you will live on forever as a White Sox on the World Series DVD's!! Good luck, and I hope you can have a productive career again.

IMO I think Owens will be platooned in LF and be given a shot at the leadoff spot. Right now I just don't see a difference between Pods and Owens, other than Owens is younger, cheaper and will stay healthy.

fusillirob1983
11-20-2007, 08:18 PM
The poster child for the "grinder Sox" is now gone. He had some great moments, but those injuries are just too much to handle.



I could thought that was Aaron Rowand, and in KW's eyes Carl Everett.

areilly
11-20-2007, 08:23 PM
He made the majors despite everyone saying he was a career minor-leaguer. He married a famously beautiful woman. He's one of a very few people to win a World Series, and one of significantly fewer who ended a World Series game with a home run.

As has been said before, don't feel bad for him. Thanks for the good times, Scotty Pods.

Lip Man 1
11-20-2007, 08:25 PM
I appreciate everything he did for the Sox in 2005.

Unfortunately, like with another 'give it all you've got' type player named Jim McMahon, he simply couldn't stay healthy and that doesn't help the team one iota when you're on the DL.

Lip

skobabe8
11-20-2007, 09:17 PM
At least he knows he'll always drink for free in the bars in Chicago. At least on the south side. :smile:

PeoriaSoxFan
11-20-2007, 09:54 PM
Ditto everyone on all the kudo's for Pods. 2005 isn't possible without him. I am disappointed he couldn't keep it going here, but as everyone said we will have the DVD memories, while Pods has a ring and a smoking hot wife to boot.

rdwj
11-20-2007, 10:03 PM
I'll never forget Pods - every time I see that blue seat, I'll think of that guy. He may have been a flash in the pan, but he was OUR flash in the pan and he flashed at just the right time.

Take care of Lisa for us Pods!!

Jerome
11-20-2007, 10:23 PM
He was good for a half season and the postseason. Now, there's nothing to see here. Thanks for the effort, Pods.

yep.

That first half of 05 he was always getting on base, seemed like the Sox always would be up 1-0 on teams. And the way the Sox pitching was that year, that 1 run was key to a lot of wins.

I sure wish we had Carlos Lee right now but the 05 world series probably doesn't happen without Pods and the FAs picked up because of Lee's salary dump. Pods, El Duque, Pierzynski, Hermanson, Dye, all 05 additions.

dwalteroo
11-20-2007, 10:39 PM
I knew it was coming but it still makes me sad. He did a great job for us when he was healthy.


A healthy Scotty Pods is a dangerous thing. If he can keep that groin in order, he'll be more than okay.

I threw down the better part of a paycheck to attend Game 2, and Podsednik provided a memory I'll never forget. I hope you do well, Scotty, wherever you land. Thanks for 05.

California Sox
11-20-2007, 10:40 PM
Knew this was coming, but it still feels bad. Even last year it seemed like they won more games with Pods in the lineup. Oh well, hope he catches on somewhere. Good luck, Pods.

aryzner
11-20-2007, 10:42 PM
I wish the best for Pods and I'll always remember the "Pods in, Sox win" saying.

Thanks for 05. Best home run ever.

Palehose Pete
11-20-2007, 10:48 PM
Thanks, Pods. Good luck and thanks for '05!!

HITMEN OF 77
11-20-2007, 11:29 PM
Saw this coming. He's a good guy but I feel very strongly we are getting T Hunter, so no room for Pods. Pods wife, ex Playmate and Fox Sports girl Lisa (Dergan) Podsednik was a big White Sox Chairities supporter. She helped out a lot at different events and I'm sure her helpfulness will be missed. Thanks for a great 2005 Scott and thanks for Lisa's help with White Sox Charities. :gulp:

gogosox16
11-20-2007, 11:48 PM
Saw this coming. He's a good guy but I feel very strongly we are getting T Hunter, so no room for Pods. Pods wife, ex Playmate and Fox Sports girl Lisa (Dergan) Podsednik was a big White Sox Chairities supporter. She helped out a lot at different events and I'm sure her helpfulness will be missed. Thanks for a great 2005 Scott and thanks for Lisa's help with White Sox Charities. :gulp:
That could still leave room for Pods in left if we got Hunter but I'm glad we got rid of him even though he helped us win the world series.
my 2008 lineup is

LF-Jerry Owens/Shannon Stewart
SS- Orlando Cabrera
DH-Jim Thome
1B-Paul Konerko
RF- Jermaine Dye
CF- Torri Hunter
C- A.J. Pierzynski
3B- Josh Fields
2B- Danny Richar

goon
11-21-2007, 12:06 AM
Thanks for 2005, Scott, you're contributions will never be forgotten. Good luck with whatever is next for you.

ChiSoxGirl
11-21-2007, 12:40 AM
It was not even three years ago when many White Sox fans moaned and wailed about CLee being traded for Podsednik.

It was barely two years ago when White Sox fans took a mad scramble to vote Podsednik into the All-Star Game as the last player chosen.

It was barely two years ago when Pods hit two key playoff home runs to help propel the White Sox to their first World Series title since 1917.

And now, after these events, this chapter has come to a close. I sure hope he gets a clean start somewhere and re-establishes himself as a bonified MLB player.

As he helped us achieve a moment of glory we never expereinced, it is the least that we owe him.

Good Luck Pods!!!

This is incredibly well said and very true. Thanks for laying it out so eloquently. :thumbsup:

Sad to see his tenure here end like this, but thanks especially for the 2005 season, and for hitting the most important home run in White Sox history.

http://assets.espn.go.com/media/mlb/2005/1023/photo/g_lidge_275.jpg

Sometimes, I still don't believe it.

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2005/10/07/WVKuzHjq.jpg http://blogs.timesunion.com/baseball/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/podsblue2.jpg

All of these are amazing pictures and ones that will be etched in our memories forever. I'm getting so sad....

I was at Game 2. You made it the best game I've ever been to!

Please sign with a NL team.

Thanks for caring enough to call and give me this news, rather than letting me find out online or something. :wink:

It's really sad to see Pods go. He gave us all a memory that we'll never forget and something we'll tell our grandkids about.

I've been at school all day & evening for Parent-Teacher conferences, but DumpJerry called and left me a message with this news... then called a few hours later to see how I was doing. :wink:

Anyone from this board who knows me and has spent any time with me at Sox games knows how sad I am about this, but reading this thread is really driving home the fact that Pods isn't going to be trotting out to left field on Opening Dy 2008. Regardless of what the haters say, and there are many of them, I'm going to miss the guy and I'm using this thread to express my sadness about this, so please don't rip on me. We all have our favorite players- for our own reasons- and he's one of mine.

I had the pleasure of meeting Pods when I was down in Tampa for the series in June. He signed my Sports Illustrated with him on the cover and I got a few amazing pictures of him- all of which have now taken on a little bigger meaning.

I can't thank you enough for the magic you brought to the South Side in 2005. I wasn't a fan of the Carlos Lee trade but as soon as I saw Podsednik's style, I was sold. From the steals to the unlikely homeruns in the most crucial situations, I enjoyed it all. You'll forever be in the hearts of Sox fans for your amazing accomplishments.

ChiSoxGirl = :whiner:

WhiteSox5187
11-21-2007, 02:00 AM
I didn't post here way back when we got Pods, but when the trade was made I thought "This is a good move for us! We need speed!" When Pods is healthy, he is one of the best leadoff men in the game, gets on a lot, creates havoc and works the count. Sadly, he isn't healthy very often. Thanks so much for '05, I hope you sign with an NL team, get healthy and cause havoc for the Cubs!

esbrechtel
11-21-2007, 02:30 AM
After is arrival in '05 Pods quickly became one of my favorite players on the Sox...and despite his issues I always cheered for the guy...I'll never forget when he beat out Jeter for the allstar game....Its sad to see him go...thanks for helping my favorite team win it all, I'll never forget that epic homerun or that grand slam you hit against the astros in '06

:cubune

Frater Perdurabo
11-21-2007, 05:42 AM
Thank you, Scott, for delivering so many fantastic moments.

soxfanatlanta
11-21-2007, 05:49 AM
Tim McCarver: "I don't think that taste is there."

This priceless moment was brought to you courtesy of Scott Podsednik. Thanks!

And so it goes...

Frater Perdurabo
11-21-2007, 06:04 AM
:tomatoaward:

C-Dawg
11-21-2007, 06:18 AM
Tim McCarver: "I don't think that taste is there."






Still one of the funniest quotes of all time! I still enjoy watching that inning on DVD from time to time and crack up every time hearing it, followed by goose bumps when Scott's ball lands in the seats. Good luck Scott, and thanks again!

skobabe8
11-21-2007, 08:03 AM
How many people here stayed up all night voting for Pods to get in the all-star game? Thats a memory I will neevr forget!

BringBackBlkJack
11-21-2007, 08:15 AM
First off, obviously, thanks for 2005. It was my pleasure to vote for you non-stop for hours to get on that all-star team.

I briefly met him at a game in Baltimore. He was one of the few players who came by and signed, and he stayed longer than anyone else to talk with the fans. From what I gathered, he's a really nice, genuinely good guy.

I wish him luck wherever he ends up.

EastCoastSoxFan
11-21-2007, 09:25 AM
I honestly thought he had a chance at stealing 100+ bases in '05 until that first of many nagging injuries slowed him up.

It's funny, probably my favorite memory of Pods was when I watched the first Spring Training game of '05.
As I recall, this was the year that CSN took over for FSN, so they ended up broadcasting almost every Sox ST game, sort of as Spring Training for the broadcast crew.

Anyway, when the Sox game up in the bottom of the first Pods hit a line drive single to center, stole second base easily, advanced to third on Iguchi's ground ball to 2nd, and then scored on a sac fly from either Everett or Konerko (I don't exactly recall who was batting third).

And I remember Hawk and DJ saying something to the effect of, "Well, Sox fans, this is what we're in for this year."

How right they were.

All the best to you, Pods...

akingamongstmen
11-21-2007, 09:26 AM
Thanks for the most improbable, unbelievable, mind-numbing, euphoric home run that I've ever witnessed. My heart stopped beating and I'm pretty sure I wasn't breathing when he made contact, and I remember that I stared at my TV in disbelief for five good minutes without moving after he finished rounding the bases.

When my wife and I have kids, I'm going to play highlights from Game 2 of the '05 World Series for them before every White Sox Opening Day. I would feel selfish if I didn't share that experience with them to get them pumped up about being a Sox fan.

Thanks for the memories, Scotty Pods. Good luck!

MCHSoxFan
11-21-2007, 11:49 AM
That could still leave room for Pods in left if we got Hunter but I'm glad we got rid of him even though he helped us win the world series.
my 2008 lineup is

LF-Jerry Owens/Shannon Stewart
SS- Orlando Cabrera
DH-Jim Thome
1B-Paul Konerko
RF- Jermaine Dye
CF- Torri Hunter
C- A.J. Pierzynski
3B- Josh Fields
2B- Danny Richar

Yep. I would say that Juan Uribe and Joe Crede, or at least Joe Crede, will be traded for some sort of pitching. Whether it is SP or BP I am not sure. Most likely BP. Juan will be a bench player if he stays. However, I would rather have this line-up and trade Uribe/Crede for some actually GOOD pitchers. Not saying are pitchers are crap, I just want a good trade to be made. :D:

WhiteSoxJunkie
11-21-2007, 12:03 PM
And then there were nine.

Thanks for 05 Scotty. I agree that this was the right move, but it still sucks to see him go.

btrain929
11-21-2007, 12:23 PM
So realistically, what are the chances that we can trade Pods in 10 days and get some type of a minor leaguer for Pods? 10%?

russ99
11-21-2007, 12:43 PM
So realistically, what are the chances that we can trade Pods in 10 days and get some type of a minor leaguer for Pods? 10%?

Doubtful. As I recall that as a player DFA'd, Scott can initially refuse the assignment and become a free agent, which is what he'll likely do.

As my favorite Sox player, I'm sad to see him go, but there will always be that game 2 World Series DVD. :D:

I think I saw almost all his Sox homers (except for the big one), and he made watching the Sox the last few years very enjoyable.

It's going to be a tall order for the Sox to replace him (at least his '05 form) but I'm sure Scott will do well with his new team (preferably a NL non-Cubs team), and hopefully he won't come back and haunt the Sox.

I'll still be wearing #22 next season with pride.

btrain929
11-21-2007, 12:46 PM
Doubtful. As I recall that as a player DFA'd, Scott can initially refuse the assignment and become a free agent, which is what he'll likely do.

As my favorite Sox player, I'm sad to see him go, but there will always be that game 2 World Series DVD. :D:

I think I saw almost all his Sox homers (except for the big one), and he made watching the Sox the last few years very enjoyable.

It's going to be a tall order for the Sox to replace him (at least his '05 form) but I'm sure Scott will do well with his new team (preferably a NL non-Cubs team), and hopefully he won't come back and haunt the Sox.

I'll still be wearing #22 next season with pride.

I think he can refuse a minor league assignment, but I don't know if he can refuse a trade if we find a suitor. My understanding of it could be wrong though....
Absolutely, the search for a leadoff hitting LF'er will be challenging. I suggested Reggie Willits in another thread. Outside of him and Crawford, not much out there...

russ99
11-21-2007, 12:51 PM
I think he can refuse a minor league assignment, but I don't know if he can refuse a trade if we find a suitor. My understanding of it could be wrong though....
Absolutely, the search for a leadoff hitting LF'er will be challenging. I suggested Reggie Willits in another thread. Outside of him and Crawford, not much out there...

You might be right, but who'd trade anything of value for Pods when they can just sign him in 10 days.

Baldelli and Crisp are also possible options, as are some CF prospects, maybe Milledge? His stock has fallen a bit. If we'd somehow get Crawford, I seriously doubt he'd hit leadoff. I wonder if Kenny might go after a stopgap 2B for leadoff, a regular hitter for LF, and give Richar some more development time in AAA.

btrain929
11-21-2007, 12:58 PM
Depending on the bounty, I'd really like the Sox to trade for Reggie Willits of Anaheim or Ryan Freel of Cincy for our leadoff-hitting LF'er. Freel is coming off injury, the type of player KW usually likes to take a chance on.

rowand33
11-21-2007, 01:28 PM
A new thread on acquiring Freel to leadoff has been started here:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=94839

Foulke You
11-21-2007, 02:24 PM
Besides the obvious October memories that Pods provided in '05, I think one of the most exciting things about his game was sitting and waiting for him to steal once he got on base. In '05, the crowd would start buzzing when he got on base because everyone was just waiting for him to steal. By June, many of the fans started chanting "GO! GO! GO!" when he got on base like in the Go Go Sox years. After years of watching Sox teams mash the ball, it was very refreshing to me to see this speedy type of player completely take over a game by merely getting on base. Even though it was one good year in a Sox uniform, I'll never forget that season. Thanks for the memories Pods!

Palehose Pete
11-21-2007, 03:18 PM
Thanks for '05, Scotty Pods. You'll never have to buy a drink in Chicago ever again and you'll always have your own seat at USCF. Good luck!

Palehose Pete
11-21-2007, 03:20 PM
Besides the obvious October memories that Pods provided in '05, I think one of the most exciting things about his game was sitting and waiting for him to steal once he got on base. In '05, the crowd would start buzzing when he got on base because everyone was just waiting for him to steal. By June, many of the fans started chanting "GO! GO! GO!" when he got on base like in the Go Go Sox years. After years of watching Sox teams mash the ball, it was very refreshing to me to see this speedy type of player completely take over a game by merely getting on base. Even though it was one good year in a Sox uniform, I'll never forget that season. Thanks for the memories Pods!

I was going to say that, too! It was so cool to hear everyone shouting for Pods to go. It must have played merry hob with the pitcher, and it was great to see a successful new dynamic on the team.

eriqjaffe
11-21-2007, 03:30 PM
I was going to say that, too! It was so cool to hear everyone shouting for Pods to go.One could say that people never stopped shouting for Pots to go, it just took on a different meaning after a while.

Frontman
11-21-2007, 04:19 PM
Scott, thanks for the memories. Good luck down the road, and I hope you can stay healthy.

And for one of the greatest calls in Rooney's career.


"And its a Goner. A White Sox Winner!!!! A winner on a Podsednik home run!!!!" (With Farmio laughing in the background.)

Things are certainly gettin' interestin' on the Southside.