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The baseball season is a grind, a mental and physical marathon with a level of difficulty like no other in sports, according to White Sox captain Paul Konerko. Jose Abreu is going to go the distance.
May 7, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko runs towards first base after hitting a three run double against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The end is fast approaching, and it unfortunately hasn't been the way Paul Konerko envisioned he would be leaving the game for good.
Yesterday was a must win game. This weekend against Detroit are three huge must-win games.
It feels like spring training just ended, yet here we sit, with only two weeks left to go before all but 10 of MLB 's 30 teams head home for the winter. For some players, like the Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko and New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, the end of the season means the end of their careers, with the next two weeks serving as their last chance to take in everything that comes along with being a professional ballplayer.
Kansas City begins a three-game set against the White Sox on Monday, and after dropping 3-of-4 to Boston this weekend the club is done with out-of-division play for the season. The Royals enter Monday 1 1/2 games behind Detroit for the AL Central lead.
May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and Minnesota overcame Jose Abreu's 35th home run, beating Chicago 6-4 to end a four-game losing streak. "I've always kind of been a strikeout guy," May said.
Right-handed Anthony Swarzak will make his second start for the Twins in Monday's three-game series opener against the Tigers, facing off against Max Scherzer . A relegated reliever, Swarzak was the likely candidate announced by manager Ron Gardenhire on Saturday, but not confirmed in case he was needed out of the bullpen.
The White Sox must deal with a huge void as Team Captain Paul Konerko winds down the last two weeks of his illustrious career. The question next spring will be asked for the first time in over a decade: Who will be the team leader of the White Sox going forward? "It will have to be somebody that can have the qualities to lead," White Sox Manager Robin Ventura said before his team's double header on Saturday.
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For Konerko, a Steady White Sox Presence, 16 Years of Earning His Keep Is an Ample Farewell Is anyone else sick of all the Paul Konerko fanfare? Like, come on guys, you don't need to give him a farewell tour. Admittedly, it was kinda nice when the Dodgers gave him Vin Scully as a memento of Konerko's debut with Los Angeles in 1997, but when the Astros gave him the world's biggest salami to commemorate his grand slam in the 2005 World Series, that was a little much.
The fate of Paul Konerko's last at-bats as a major league player has been the topic of great debate since a hairline fracture in his hand was discovered a week ago. Konerko vowed to play again for the home fans before the season ends on September 28. The thought of trying it out this weekend sometime remains a current goal.
The White Sox work harder for the hearts of fans, and they never doubt the sincerity of those who support them. Konerko, a serious slugger who never left the South Side, has been their perfect representative.
But this is Konerko's final year before he slips off into retirement, so why let a broken bone prevent a proper exit? The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 06:22 am
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