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Sunday, March 29, 2020

White Sox 2005 Rewind: Scott Podsednik and the art of making things happen

An awful lot of energy is spent these days discussing the leadoff spot.

Offense struggling? Maybe there needs to be a new leadoff hitter. Offense doing fine but the leadoff man isn’t of the stereotypical variety? Better think about making a change.

While teams certainly don’t need a stereotypical leadoff hitter who specializes in speed and small ball to be successful — the school of thought that your best player should get the most plate appearances possible is not a bad one — Scott Podsednik showed how guys at the top of the order can simply make things happen and win you ballgames because of it.

On April 11, 2005, the White Sox were once again having trouble figuring out Kevin Millwood, who was throwing his second gem against the White Sox in as many starts to begin his season. But after five scoreless innings, Podsednik made something happen.

Some reflections on a championship season- one of many series running in these times.

 

QLE Posted: March 29, 2020 at 12:46 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: scott podsednik, that championship season, white sox

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   1. DJS Thinks Apples and Oranges are Similar Posted: March 29, 2020 at 10:23 PM (#5934833)
Meh. I know we're starved for baseball, but this is about as cherry-picking as you can get.
   2. Itchy Row Posted: March 30, 2020 at 01:27 PM (#5934966)
Is “cherry-picking” bad?
   3. PreservedFish Posted: March 30, 2020 at 01:39 PM (#5934971)
Are we supposed to grope blindly at the cherry tree, and risk a mouthful of bark or leaves?
   4. Walt Davis Posted: March 30, 2020 at 10:55 PM (#5935135)
Is “cherry-picking” bad?

It depends. If your goal is to eat a bowl of delicious cherries, cherry-picking is strongly recommended. If your goal is to build a cherry-wood desk, cherry-picking isn't particularly helpful but will do no harm. If the tree belongs to someone else however, picking cherries is bad.

And picking Scott Podsednik's cherries just sounds gross.

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