Konerko on plays by @BSLillibridge: "I don’t think I’ve ever seen a game end with two great plays like that by one guy."
I'm not sure if I feel sorrier for Juan Uribe or Paul Konerko. You'd think the latter would be one of the last two guys to remember how Game 4 of the 2005 World Series ended, considering he caught the final out.
Also, while I'm playing the role of Buzz Killington, Brent Lillibridge might not even own the two greatest back-to-back catches by a White Sox player in the Bronx this century. I'd like to submit as evidence this video from Aug. 8, 2005, when Aaron Rowand started the game by robbing Derek Jeter with a lunging catch on the warning track for the first out of the game, and making an over-the-shoulder grab on a deep drive to the other gap by Robinson Cano.
I'm not taking anything away from Lillibridge, though. I just enjoy creating excuses to watch footage of great catches by White Sox players. Under the circumstances, Lillibridge's double-barreled action was the most unlikely of the three, and for that he receives extra credit.
He also receives a reprieve. He's the 25th man on the roster, and that spot is reserved for defensive and pinch-running specialists. One steal and two Web Gems in two victories will buy him some time.
Not to mention, per Doug Padilla, some real estate in Times Square.