The White Sox earned the AL Central pennant last night, winning a 1-0 nailbiter over the Twins in a 163rd-game tiebreaker. It was like overtime for the regular season.
The heroes were a pair of 38-year-olds: Jim Thome’s mammoth 7th inning blast was the only run of the game, and Ken Griffey Jr’s outfield assist kept the Twins off the board. John Danks got the win, Bobby Jenks got the save, and somewhere, Brianna Banks got the money shot. High five? High five.