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White Sox Talk Podcast: Scott Podsednik brought to tears reflecting on World Series home run

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Scott Podsednik brought to tears reflecting on World Series home run

Twelve years after hitting one of the greatest home runs in baseball history, Scott Podsednik joined the White Sox Talk Podcast and revealed that the top moment of his baseball career profoundly changed him forever — both for better and for worse. In an interview with CSN's Chuck Garfien, the former White Sox outfielder talks emotionally about his walk-off home run from Game 2 of the 2005 World Series.

Later, Podsednik reflects on his nine years in the minor leagues and how he almost quit baseball before making it to the major leagues.

Podsednik also tells the story of being on Saturday Night Live after the 2005 World Series, appearing on Weekend Update with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He tells untold stories from the 2005 playoffs, what it's like to be a baseball heartthrob and more.

Listen to the latest White Sox Talk Podcast right here

White Sox Talk Podcast: How Jason Benetti traveled over 1,000 miles to call three different games in less than 24 hours

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White Sox Talk Podcast: How Jason Benetti traveled over 1,000 miles to call three different games in less than 24 hours

How do you call two White Sox games and one college football game over 1,000 miles away in less than 24 hours? Ask Jason Benetti.

The versatile broadcaster came on the White Sox Talk Podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his crazy journey over the weekend when he called a White Sox-Royals game, flew to Tallahasse overnight to broadcast the Florida State/N-C State football game the following day and then returned that evening to Chicago to be on the mic for the White Sox-Royals once again.

Benetti takes us inside his weekend, which was actually much wilder than anybody thought.

Then, Benetti talks about the White Sox futures of both Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia, and when Eloy Jimenez might make his White Sox debut. Benetti and Garfien, who both went to Homewood-Flossmoor High School close the podcast expressing their desires to go back to their roots and call a Homewood-Flossmoor basketball game this winter.

Listen to the latest White Sox Talk Podcast right here

White Sox Talk Podcast: Jim Callis believes White Sox will pounce on best MLB draft class in years

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Jim Callis believes White Sox will pounce on best MLB draft class in years

It's a fight to the finish between the White Sox, Phillies and Giants for the top pick in next year's MLB draft. But with the talent in the draft expected to be some of the best in years, how much will it really matter if the White Sox draft first, second or third? Chuck Garfien and Chris Kamka speak with Jim Callis, senior writer for MLB.com and MLBPipeline.com. He says the 2018 MLB draft will be the best since 2011. Will the White Sox go with a high schooler or a college player? Does Seth Beer fit into their plans?

Callis breaks down the top names and predicts who he thinks the White Sox will draft with their number-one pick. Callis also analyzes key players in the White Sox farm system: Michael Kopech, Eloy Jimenez, Jake Burger, Blake Rutherford, Micker Adolfo, Dane Dunning and many more.

Later, Garfien and Kamka talk about what Jose Abreu has meant to the White Sox both on and off the field. Kamka shares some incredible statistical data that puts Abreu in a class by himself. 

All this, and more, on the latest White Sox Talk Podcast: