Last November on Oprah's annual "My Favorite Things" holiday giveaway show, she dedicated it to an audience of vounteers who gave their time and effort to assist the devastated victims of Hurricane Katrina. One member was a man who forfeited his tickets to attend a Chicago White Sox World Series game, their first appearance in the Fall Classic in 88 years. Yesterday Ryan Devlin was invited back on Oprah as she explained how his story moved many people, not the least of which were two players on the White Sox, Mark Buehrle and Scott Podsednik. This is how Mr. Devlin was acknowledged for his selflessness ... 1. jersey with his name on it 2. special invitation to attend the upcoming Sox home opener and throw out the first pitch 3. trip for himself and a guest to attend spring training in Tuscon, AZ for a few days to watch some exhibition games and also throw batting practice for the team 4. special humanitarian award for his actions 5. paid trip for himself and another person to attend the 2006 All-Star game being played in Pittsburgh ... and finally 6. free season tickets to see the Sox play this year. It was wonderful seeing his joy at being honored this way ... congratulations and enjoy it all. Well-deserved, Ryan!