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25 Days of Lolla: White Sox win it all in 2005

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25 Days of Lolla: White Sox win it all in 2005

This summer, Lollapalooza is expanding to four days as the iconic festival celebrates its 25th anniversary!

To help celebrate, we will be taking a look at each year of the festival and what was going on in the world of Chicago sports at that time.

Today is all about the year 2005 which saw Lollapalooza change from a traveling show to a multi-date festival in Grant Park and the White Sox win the World Series.

Dates: July 23 - 24
Locations: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza artists: Pixies, Billy Idol, Dashboard Confessional, Weezer, Primus, Cake, Liz Phair, The Black Keys, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, Death Cab for Cutie

Notable Chicago sports moment: White Sox win their first World Series in 88 years.

How Chicago sports teams fared in 2005:
Bulls: 2nd in Central, lost to Wizards in first round 2-4
Cubs: 4th in NL Central
White Sox: 1st in AL Central, beat Astros 4-0 to win World Series
Blackhawks: Season cancelled due to NHL Lockout
Bears: 1st in NFC North, lost Divisional Playoffs to Panthers 29-21
Fire: 3rd in East, lost Conference Semifinals to Revolution 0-1

Check out the rest of the #Lolla25 countdown here.

Four-day passes for #Lolla25 go on sale March 22 at 10 a.m. but we are giving away passes now here!

White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

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White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.

The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:

— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.

— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.

— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).

— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.

— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)

— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).

Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.