Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/30/12
Back in spring training, the team captain glanced over to Gordon Beckham on the other side of the spacious clubhouse at Camelback Ranch, and shook his head with a laugh. "That used to be me," Konerko said. "You have a bad day at the park and everything seems so hard for the rest of that day. Now, I come home from the park, bad day or not and I have wonderful kids waiting for me, and a wife that's wondering why I didn't take the garbage out this morning. "It's all about perspective." And it's all about becoming as professional a hitter as the White Sox have seen since Frank Thomas was putting up numbers that might soon get him a call to Cooperstown. That's where Konerko is these days. Not always, and that's why he can relate to young guys like Beckham and Brent Morel. Up until about the 2009 season, Konerko was a bat-rack guy. Which means a bad at-bat, a missed RBI, and it was obvious where Konerko was going, to the bat rack to take out some frustration and beat up on any ...
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