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When in doubt, don't panic

Should White Sox GM Kenny Williams have made a deadline deal? Maybe panicking in baseball is overrated, writes Scoop Jackson.

Updated: August 3, 2006, 11:19 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

Remember Geoff Blum? Didn't think so. But of all of the trade deadline moves made last July 31, Blum's was the one that had major impact. Oh, he only hit .200 in 31 games for the White Sox. But when Ozzie Guillen put him in Game 3 of the World Series and Blum hit a 14th-inning home run … well, let it be written that the White Sox might not have won the World Series without Geoff Blum.

This deadline, the White Sox did nothing. No big moves, nothing small. Instead, Ken Williams, the ...

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