White Sox honoring 2005 championship team

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox are set to hold another championship rally.

The White Sox are honoring the 10th anniversary of the 2005 World Series-winning season, with members of that team gathering in Chicago for the celebration. They will participate in the ''Parade of Champions'' before Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Some are scheduled to appear Sunday at the Chicago Theatre for ''A Season to Remember: A Night with the 2005 World Series Champions.''

Manager Ozzie Guillen says he's glad all the players from that team are still alive.

''I thought I would cry a little bit if they showed somebody dead on the scoreboard,'' he said. ''Thank God we're all alive and we have a chance to live this while we're still alive.''

With slugger Paul Konerko and ace Mark Buehrle, not to mention the outspoken Guillen, leading the way, the 2005 team brought home the White Sox's first championship since 1917.

Chicago dominated the postseason that year, going 11-1 and sweeping Houston in the World Series. Konerko hit a grand slam and Scott Podsednik ended Game 2 with a homer. In Game 3, Geoff Blum hit the go-ahead homer in the top of the 14th. Now an Astros broadcaster, he is asked about that ''quite a bit.''

''It's kind of a unique situation I'm in, working for the Houston Astros after all that history,'' Blum said. ''Obviously the biggest home run of my career.''

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