CHICAGO -- It was as though they knew. Extrasensory.
Like they were a part of this.
Seconds before Chad Qualls threw his first pitch to Paul Konerko in the seventh inning of Game 2, ESPN columnist Gene Wojciechowski and Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly left their assigned seats in the press box and ran out to the balcony above left field to watch.
"Paulie" chants played in the background.
The second they sat down in their chairs ... Slam. ...