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World Series Game Two Photos And Notes

Joe Crede batting in the fourth; Jermaine Dye faces Andy Pettitte in the sixth (showing the RF side of the park from our seats in section 542)

Normally I wouldn't post a photo like this one, but it's what I got when I tried to capture the mob scene after Scott Podsednik's walkoff HR. I think it captures the moment quite well, actually.

Photos by Al; again, ignore the datestamp. It's kind of like the flashing "12:00" on your VCR.

(as always, click on photos to view full-size in new browser window; if you are using IE, you may have to click the lower-right corner of the image to expand it to its full size; in Firefox click anywhere on the image.)

Mike e-mailed me this earlier today:

One guy from [my] office got into the game last night, and in fact sat in 542. Didn't see him. Said he acted like a "ten-year-old", and shouted himself into voicelessness after the Konerko slam, he can't speak above a whisper today.

One of the partners [in my office] (not a baseball sort of guy), came upon us discussing the game; one in full voice, one not, and declared: "This is the difference between an amateur fan and a professional." Yeah.

That pretty much sums it up. This likely was the most exciting baseball game ever played in Chicago.

Historic note: there have been eighteen grand slams in WS history, and fourteen walk-off home runs. This is only the second time in WS history that one of each has been hit in the same game. You probably remember the other occasion; if you don't want to click on the link to find out, your clue is: "The impossible has happened!"

Mike also reminded me that if John Rooney, the about-to-depart radio voice of the White Sox, gets a chance to call the Sox winning the World Series in the upcoming days, he will become the first radio announcer ever to do so.

There. That tells you how long it's been. The last White Sox World Championship was before radio. (Yeah, yeah, I know: so was the Cubs'.)

I'll have some bleacher construction photos posted later today.