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Relive 'Believe: The Story of the 2005 White Sox'

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Relive 'Believe: The Story of the 2005 White Sox'

The 2005 White Sox will always live in the memories of Chicago sports fans.

And now, thanks to "Believe: The Story of the 2005 White Sox," you can relive the march to a world championship all over again.

Even if you missed the airing of the epic Comcast SportsNet documentary, you can catch more than 20 clips from the show and some web exclusives that didn't make the final cut right here on this page.

So binge watch away, White Sox fans, and don't ever stop believin'.

Believe: Why Ozzie was right for the 2005 White Sox

Believe: Preseason predictions from the 2005 White Sox

Believe: Frank Thomas' White Sox career comes to close in 2005

Believe: Bobby Jenks came out of nowhere

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Believe: How 'Don't Stop Believin'' became the theme song of the 2005 White Sox

Believe: White Sox bring in Geoff Blum at trade deadline

Believe: Fending off the Indians in 2005

Believe: Winning the AL Central race in 2005

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Believe: The El Duque Game

Believe: A.J. takes advantage of dropped third strike

Believe: Ozzie and Freddy Garcia's on-mound exchange in the ALCS

Believe: Paul Konerko's World Series grand slam

[MORE BELIEVE: White Sox fans show off their 2005 World Series memorabilia]

Believe: Scotty Pods' walk-off World Series homer

Believe: Geoff Blum's game-winning homer in Game 3

Believe: The legacy of Geoff Blum's homer

Believe: Geoff Blum's wife missed his game-winning homer

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Believe: Blum talks World Series statue

Believe: Jermaine Dye's World Series winning hit

Believe: The joy of winning the 2005 World Series

Believe: Chicago celebrates White Sox World Series win with epic parade

Believe: What the 2005 White Sox meant to Chicago

[MORE BELIEVE: Photos from the White Sox World Series parade and rally]

Even more interview clips from "Believe," featuring must-see moments from Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen:

Believe: Kenny Williams talks 2005 team bonding

Believe: Kenny Williams on Bobby Jenks' 'second chance'

Believe: Ozzie talks about his managerial philosophies

Believe: 'I had a bunch of clowns'

Believe: Kenny Williams on the moment the Sox won the World Series

Believe: Ozzie on El Duque

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Believe: 'Our starting rotation could compete against anybody'

Believe: 'Don't worry about the Indians'

Believe: Ozzie breaks down the 2005 White Sox bullpen

Believe: 'You play with A.J., you hate him a little less'

Believe: Ozzie talks about the start of the White Sox season

Believe: Ozzie's preparation for the World Series

Believe: Ozzie on Geoff Blum's Game 3 home run

White Sox say Zack Burdi is fine and could force his way to majors in 2019

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White Sox say Zack Burdi is fine and could force his way to majors in 2019

Zack Burdi’s shutdown in the Arizona Fall League is no cause for concern, at least not to Rick Hahn.

Burdi, who the White Sox took in the first round of the 2016 draft, has been recovering from Tommy John for more than a year. He didn’t pitch in any minor league games during the 2018 season, and he was just taken out of action in the AFL after a handful of appearances.

While that might have raised a few eyebrows, the White Sox general manager said there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to Burdi, who many fans consider the top internal candidate to be the White Sox closer of the future.

“He is doing well, and it is too early to be concerned about Zack Burdi,” Hahn said last week at the GM Meetings in Southern California. “It's important to get back throwing regularly. He had a very long rehab process, as you can imagine, which ended with going out on a regular basis in the Arizona Fall League. He cleared every hurdle we had for him at the end.

“He expressed to us a level of fatigue as far as his overall body being worn out from the time of his throwing program to instructs, to the Fall League, we felt it made sense to just shut him down instead of just running him out there for the last two weeks of Fall League.

“We are pleased with where he's at right now. We had always said that the target for him would be to be essentially back without restriction in 2019. That continues to be the case.”

That’s got to be pleasant news for White Sox fans who might have worried that the shutdown was an indicator of some sort of setback in Burdi’s recovery.

What should be even more pleasant news is that Burdi might make his way to the South Side in 2019. He reached Triple-A Charlotte prior to requiring Tommy John surgery in 2017, logging 33.1 innings there with a 4.05 ERA.

The White Sox bullpen is loaded with youth after a flurry of late-season call-ups in 2018, but perhaps there’s room for one more, eventually, the organization's No. 17 prospect.

“Keep in mind that he's still very young,” Hahn said. “He still has relatively few minor league innings under his belt. I can certainly see him forcing his way into our picture in 2019. When, whether it's early, middle or late, I don't know. Let's see where he's at once he's back throwing in games regularly for us. We still very much believe in his future and are pleased with where he's at in terms of his rehab.”

White Sox free-agent focus: Marwin Gonzalez

White Sox free-agent focus: Marwin Gonzalez

This week, we’re profiling some of the biggest names on the free-agent market and taking a look at what kind of fits they are for the White Sox.

The best way to plan for a future full of unknowns is to cover all your bases — and all the spots in your outfield, too.

Marwin Gonzalez is going to be a very popular man on the free-agent market this offseason because he is one of the most demonstrably versatile players in the game. He’s been a do-it-all savior for the Houston Astros in recent seasons, part of their rise from baseball’s cellar to a world championship in 2017 and their current status as one of the best teams out there.

During the 2018 season alone, Gonzalez appeared at every position except pitcher and catcher, playing 73 games in left field, 39 at shortstop, 32 at second base, 24 at first base, three at third base, two in center field, one at designated hitter and one in right field. That versatility is practically unmatched throughout the game, and it’s likely to get the soon-to-be-30-year-old Gonzalez a nice contract this winter.

For a rebuilding team like the White Sox, he’d be a perfect fit, chiefly because there’s still so much to play out in this rebuilding process and it’s difficult to figure out where the future holes will be. In Gonzalez, the White Sox could add someone now who could fill any number of those potential weak spots, be they caused by failed development or injuries down the road.

But what about his offense? If there is a reason to stay away from Gonzalez, it’s the significant dropoff in his offensive numbers last season. In 2017, the season he helped the Astros win their first-ever World Series title, he slashed .303/.377/.530 with 23 home runs and 90 RBIs, finishing in the top 20 in AL MVP voting. In 2018, he slashed .247/.324/.409 with 16 home runs and 68 RBIs — and that’s with more playing time, his games played jumping from 134 to 145 and his plate appearances jumping from 515 to 552.

Is that enough to scare teams away? That remains to be seen.

Would Gonzalez be a good fit for the White Sox? It sure seems that way, though there are perhaps 29 other teams that could say the same thing.