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LOS ANGELES-- When Paul Konerko broke into the big leagues with the Dodgers in 1997, he was supposed to be the next Mike Piazza or Eric Karros.
He wasn't even sure he was going to be the first Paul Konerko.
"I used to take this game much more seriously than I should have," said the Chicago White Sox first baseman, who will likely be named to his sixth American League All Star team. He currently stands second by about a half-million voted behind Detroit's Prince Fielder. "I remember putting so much pressure on myself when I was (with the Dodgers), that I was driving myself crazy.
"Every at bat, every play in the field was like the end of the worldwell, not the end of the worldbut you know what I mean. And I honestly didn't know if I was going to succeed in this game. I always knew I had the talent, but I was worried early-on about getting a chance, then being able to deliver when I did get in the lineup."
During his first two seasons, he had ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Things are clearly going right for the Chicago White Sox when they explode for a 12-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on a day when captain Paul Konerko is on the bench, getting a mental break. Konerko went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's game, extending his slump to 1-for-20, but he took something out of that evening that he thinks will carry forward with the Sox beginning a huge series...
Kevin Youkilis went 1-for-4 in his second game with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, but this time in a 3-2 win over the Twins at Minnesota thanks to Gavin Floyd's seven scoreless innings. However, Youkilis still couldn't escape the national spotlight. This time it was presidential. Youkilis heard the news that a flap resulted when President Obama, a White Sox fan, made...
It could be their confidence in Chris Sale or it could be the 12 o’clock start time. Whatever it was, something had the Chicago White Sox bats on fire in today’s rubber matchup against the Minnesota Twins.
The White Sox recorded a season high 21 hits as they rolled over the Twins 12-4. Sale was his usual dominant self. The AL leader in ERA went seven innings, allowing two runs...
In the biggest trade so far during the 2012 Major League Baseball season the Boston Red Sox sent their former face of the franchise, Kevin Youkilis, to the Chicago White Sox for pitching prospect Zach Stewart and utility player Brent Lillibridge. Youkilis got out to a rough start for the Red Sox and had to miss 22 straight games due to injury. This, couple with the fact that his...
Kevin Youkilis didn't have exactly the best of debuts with the White Sox last night, going 1-4 in a loss to the Minnesota Twins.
The lineup card at the beginning of the game should have been an omen.
The White Sox spelled Kevin Youkilis' last name as "Youklis". The White Sox however got the name on his jersey correct and even got his old number 20 back from outfielder...
Our friend Blake from The Great Mambino blog wrote his weekly blurb on fantasy and baseball in general. Here's what he wrote:
In the move that everyone saw coming, the Boston Red Sox finally traded Kevin Youkilis on Sunday. After rumors flew around fast and furious like a CC Sabathia batting practice, GM Ben Cherington shipped his third baseman to the Chicago White Sox for...
Addison Reed knew Yankee Stadium's reputation for swallowing up easy flys for home runs. He also knew Derek Jeter had a knack for coming through in the clutch.
So when Jeter sent a sharp liner to right field, the White Sox closer hoped the ball would stay in the park and that Alex Rios would have space to make the catch.
Rios did, with no room to spare. Rios banged into the...
Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer off David Robertson in the ninth inning after a throwing error, and the Chicago White Sox rallied past the New York Yankees 4-3 Thursday night.
Reliever Clay Rapada's wild toss to second base on a potential double-play ball set up the AL Central-leading White Sox.
With closer Rafael Soriano not available after pitching the past two games...
The other day, as I was watching Euro 2012, I remembered that in 2013 we're going to have the third edition of the World Baseball Classic. For me, the WBC is just another excuse to watch baseball, and even though it has been highly criticized I have to say that I love what it stands for.
I mean, the FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sports events in the world, and even though...
Mitt Romney's campaign has found an opportunity to try to swing a few votes away from President Barack Obama in Massachusetts. Obama thanked the city of Boston at a fundraiser on Sunday for trading Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox, his favorite team. His mild-mannered joke didn't go over well and was met with booing. Romney's campaign, in turn, criticized Obama for the...
This is what happens when a White Sox fan brings up a recent trade with the Red Sox...
The Prez is, probably, the only person allowed to poke the bear like that- in the town that the trade went down to necessitate Will Middlebrooks' every day third-basemanship...
Good luck on that, sir...
Tonight RHP Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.25 ERA) vs. RHP Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 5.54 ERA) 7:05 p.m., YES Network Friday RHP Adam Warren (Major League Debut) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (2-1, 1.25 ERA) 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network Saturday RHP Hiroki Kuroda (7-7, 3.40 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (6-4, 2.84 ERA) 1:05 p.m., [...]
When Kevin Youkilis first came on the scene in Boston, he didn't look like a whole heck of a lot. What Red Sox fans quickly learned, however, was that there was more to this third baseman than met the eye -- a fitting distinction for someone who would be come to known for his eye at the plate. Youkilis somehow found a way to make it work on the diamond, and he somehow found a...
Two important wins in June 67 seemed to propel the team forward. The first was a walkoff two-run homer by Tony Conigliaro in the eleventh inning at Fenway to defeat the White Sox 2-1. Chicago had broken open a scoreless game in the top half on a Ken Berry single to plate rookie Walt Williams. In one of the most exciting moments in Tony's all-too-short career, he stepped to the...
A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch in a 14-7 romp Friday night.
A night after the White Sox rallied to win at Yankee Stadium on Dayan Viciedo's three-run homer in the ninth, they made it a short and sour major league debut...