Sunday, October 30


Amy 3
Originally uploaded by

little red riding hood.

One of Amy's favorite holidays. No, that's not her real hair. That's Alias hair.

Thursday, October 27

Dye singles in the winning run.

Thanks to Chicago Tribune. Posted by Picasa

Series MVP Jermaine Dye singled home the only run of the game in the 8th inning. This gave the Sox a 1 to 0 lead. That run held up leading to a 4 - 0 sweep of Houston and the World Series!!

Uribe comes thru in 9th.

Juan Uribe catches foul in 9th. (Chicago Tribune)Posted by Picasa

Good defense. Uribe also made the last play of the game, throwing out Orlando Palmeiro at first on a very close play.

World Series Champs - White Sox 2005!!

World Series Champs 2005!! (Chicago Tribune) Posted by Picasa


Wednesday, October 26

Game 3 of World Series. Win 7 - 5!!

14th inning. Chicago Tribune.Posted by Picasa

Geoff Blum, in his first Series at-bat, hit a home run off reliever Ezequiel Astacio with two out in the 14th inning to vault the Sox a 7-5 victory before a stunned sellout crowd of 42,848 fans at Minute Maid Park.

Also, might I add it was a little after 1:00 AM? And he was one of the few players left on the bench? Records were set for length of time (5 hr. 41 minutes) , innings (14), players (43), pitchers (17) and (though not kept by major league baseball) the number of times Houston should have scored and won. Losers. Scrap Iron is pissed.

It's starting to seem like it's our year, but as a dual Chicago team fan (Cubs) I don't want to jinx anything. So, one more to go.

Geoff Blum homers in 14th inning.

Geoff Blum homers in 14th. Chicago Tribune.Posted by Picasa

Blum, who was acquired in a July 31 deadline deal with San Diego, had hit only one home run in 95 regular-season at-bats with the Sox and had batted only once in the post-season before lining a 2-0 pitch over the right field fence.

"It's been a blessing and an interesting year," Blum said. "I had about 100 of these at-bats in my backyard with my brother."

Lucky guy. Free drinks anywhere on the south side for the rest of his life.

Monday, October 24

Windmill and sheds.

Windmill and sheds.
Originally uploaded by
World series going on but you still need to shop. Saturday on the way to the grocery store in Wis.

Sox win with homers!!

Grand slam in 7th. Chicago Tribune. Posted by Picasa

Paul Konerko comes thru in 7th to give the Sox a 6 to 4 lead. After a shaky outing by Jenks and having the game tied, this homer was followed up by one from Scott Podsednik in the bottom of the ninth. One grand slam and one walk off!! Most dramatic. Chicago is doing it right!

Leading best of seven series 2 to 0.

Walk off wins Game 2!!

Scott Podsednik homers. Chicago Tribune. Posted by Picasa

First the White Sox needed a grand slam from Paul Konerko to pull ahead in the 7th inning. Then after the score went back to a tie, Podsednik hit his second homer of the post season in the bottom of the 9th to win game 2.

Go Sox!!

Sunday, October 23

Game 1 of World Series. Sox 5 -3 winners.

Closing pitcher Bobby Jenks celebrates after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 1.(Getty photo by Jed Jacobsohn)Posted October 22, 2005 (Chicago Tribune) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 19

Playground on Sunday.

Originally uploaded by
Lets play.

-- from Lazy B - (?)

Mirrors Lazy B's picture. One from Spain and one from a northern Illinois park. His is nicer. Anyway, I'm still thinking baseball. Let's play - Houston up next on Saturday.

Tuesday, October 18

golden idyll.

golden idyll
Originally uploaded by

Fall is here.
Thanks Liisa from Flickr. Baseball is taking a break (for the White Sox). I needed a pretty fall picture. Done.

This fall has been warmer than normal. The trees in Northern Illinois / Southern Wisconsin are just starting to change. I plan on trying to take some of my own pictures this weekend. Of course, the projected weather is much cooler and rainy. Which will suck the colors out of the pictures and knock down most of the leaves. I'll try to be optimistic.

Monday, October 17

White Sox winners 6 - 3!!

Any doubts? American League Champs 2005. Chicago Tribune. Posted by Picasa

Fourth complete game in a row. This time Joe Crede get offensive honors. Paul Konerco gets MVP. (His stats almost the same a Crede's.) A.J. get into another controversy running to first base. (Missed tag. Again.) World Series starts Saturday.

Sunday, October 16

One more to go.

Thanks as usual to the Chicago Tribune. Posted by Picasa

Led by the pitching of Freddy Garcia and the timely hitting of Paul Konerko, Carl Everett and Joe Crede, the Sox cruised to a 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Game 4 of the American League. (tribune)

I couldn't say it any better. It's strange having a Chicago baseball team STILL in the playoffs. Keep it up!!

Saturday, October 15

Jon Garland - complete game. 5 -2 win!!

White Sox Paul Konerko is greeted at the plate by teammates Jermaine Dye and Carl Everett after Konerko's two-run home run in the first inning.(Tribune family photo by Gina Ferazzi)Posted October 14, 2005. Posted by Picasa

Sox scored early to take the crowd and home field advantage away. Another complete game by the Sox pitching staff. They are starting to look like they did at the beginning of the season. Sox lead series 2 to 1.

Thursday, October 13

White Sox bounce by Angels 2 -1.

A.J. Pierzynski's dropped-third-strike that led to the winning run.
(Tribune photo by Scott Strazzante) October 12, 2005
Posted by Picasa

Bizarre but we'll take it. Breaks go both ways. The ball probably didn't hit the ground but it was smart base running by A.J. I've heard many different versions and one is that the home umpire signaled the third strike but not the third out. Meaning he, (the umpire), thought it might have hit the ground. Luckily the third base umpire wasn't on top of the play. Whatever, one stolen base and a double later the series was tied 1 to 1.

By the way, we lost game one 3 to 2. Couldn't execute a sacrifice bunt (a little like the north side neighbors, the Cubs.) Anyway, game three is on Friday from the west coast.

Monday, October 10

Yankees lose.

Too bad big spenders. Posted by Picasa

I hate the Yankees. 200+ million payroll. Watch the rest of the playoffs and World Series on TV you losers.

Letterman's top 10 list via Chicago Sun Times:

  • The ''Late Show With David Letterman'' top 10 list of New York Yankees excuses for losing their American League Division Series to the Angels:
  • 10. Angels have developed a secret pitch that curves.
  • 9. Players left logy by clubhouse paella.
  • 8. Aren't used to rat-free outfield.
  • 7. Average player age is 52.
  • 6 . Didn't know if they were playing California Angels, Anaheim Angels or Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  • 5. Acid reflux.
  • 4. How are you supposed to field a competitive team on $200 million?
  • 3. Due to typo in latest memo, Steinbrenner demanded players give 10 percent.
  • 2. Giambi lost his lucky syringe.
  • 1. Who can concentrate on baseball when hockey is back?

Sunday, October 9

Beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Sunday was too nice for watching football. Posted by Picasa

Sox are waiting to find out their next opponent and the Bears lost again. They're rebuilding a year after rebuilding.

My nephew Alex played today and his team won. Stateline Raiders are in the playoffs!!! I heard he played an excellent game. I should have gone to that game. Damn.

Instead I mowed the lawn, did Cubbie yard cleanup, laundry, NPR and read a little Lucas Davenport.

I had played golf in Richmond Illinois a couple months ago. There was this great looking old bridge on one of the last holes. I saw there was a park in the background and thought I could get a picture of it later from that park. Today I took a road trip and found the park but there was no access to a picture. In fact for a beautiful fall day, there was no one in the park. Anyway, I took a picture of this bridge instead.

Saturday, October 8

White Sox finish off Red Sox 5 - 3!!

Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez strikes out Johnny Damon with bases loaded to end the 6th inning. (Chicago Tribune) Posted by Picasa

Thanks to tv network favoritism towards the Yankees, this series ending game featuring last year's World Series winner and a surprizing White Sox team was scheduled to start during a friday afternoon. A work day.

As luck would have it, I was able to pick up the game in the 6th inning on the ride home. Of course by then the Red Sox had loaded the bases with no outs against an aging pitcher and all was going to fall apart. (I'm a Cubs fan too and way too pessimistic). Guess what. The White Sox got out of the inning and actually won the game. Amazing!! Swept the Red Sox 3 - 0.

Thursday, October 6

White Sox win 5 - 4!!

Thanks Chicago Tribune. Posted by Picasa

Three run homer by Tadahito Iguchi.

Shades of Bill Buckner: Ex-White Sox Tony Graffanino made a costly one-out error opening the gates for a five run fifth inning. Final, 5 - 4.

2 - 0 in best of five divisional series.

Wednesday, October 5

Sox win 14 - 2!!

A.J. hitting first (3 run) of two homers. (Chicago Tribune - thanks). Posted by Picasa

10-4-2005. Perfect start to the playoffs. Only bad thing - the game
wasn't on in prime time. 3:00 afternoon start. Damn Fox. They love the Yankees.

Anyway, the Sox showed some power with five home runs:
Paul Konerko
Scott Podsednik,
A.J. Pierzynski (2)
Juan Uribe.

1 - 0 in the best of 5 division series. Go White Sox!