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White Sox finally enjoy Metrodome's clubhouse
By Scot Gregor | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 9/2/2009 6:15 PM | Updated: 9/2/2009 6:16 PM

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MINNEAPOLIS - After years of tears at the Metrodome, the White Sox had the last laugh on Wednesday.

And when their improbable rally with two outs in the ninth inning against standout closer Joe Nathan ended with a 4-2 win over the Twins, the one-liners were flying in the Sox' postgame clubhouse.

"We own this place," Paul Konerko said after the White Sox won for just the second time in 13 games at the Metrodome.

Next season, the Twins move into Target Field, an outdoor stadium.

Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, who despises the Metrodome more than most, was rattling off jokes afterward.

"I didn't know that the clubhouse has such a nice sound system," Guillen said. "That's the first time I've (heard music) in 7-10 years.

"How crazy is this thing?" Guillen continued. "We figure out how to win in this place, and now we can't come here anymore."

And there was one more...

"I forgot how it feels to shake hands with other people."

Sox starter Mark Buehrle was already out of uniform and waiting on another inevitable defeat in the clubhouse before the ninth-inning comeback.

Well aware of how rare wins are in Minnesota, Buehrle got dressed and went back to the dugout to enjoy the last one.

"It's sad that we have to leave this place," Buehrle lied.

Gordon Beckham is just a rookie, but the White Sox' third baseman has been around long enough to know how bad the White Sox have fared in the Metrodome, where they are 89-114 all-time.

"I haven't been a part of it as long as they have, obviously, but it's tough to come up here and win," Beckham said. "There's something about this place. The Twins play really well here and it's tough for us to get a win. But it's nice to go out with one, I guess."