White Sox following 2005 blueprint

Updated: August 1, 2010, 1:44 AM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- One of the last times the Chicago White Sox emerged from Major League Baseball's trading period with what could barely be considered a modest haul was in 2005.

They ended up winning the World Series.

That's the template the White Sox are attempting to use again as the deadline came and went at 3 p.m. CST with general manager Ken Williams pulling a practical joke on Gordon Beckham instead of waiting out the last half hour by the phone.

Williams confirmed Saturday ...

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