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Some players make baseball look fun, [Paul] Konerko makes it look rewarding. He belongs on the South Side because, like other Sox stalwarts before him—Carlton, Fisk, Harold Baines, and Robin Ventura come to mind—the work is apparent in his play. When Paulie steps into the batter’s box, gloved hand palming his helmet, I imagine he’s reviewing his plan, calibrating adjustments. He kicks at the dirt and taps the plate. Back to work.
“All you can control is that approach,” Konerko said in a 2009 interview. “At the plate, in the field, on the bases, between games. All you can control is how you go about it.” It’s an approach that doesn’t attract the glare of the national media very often, but it’s one White Sox fans have applauded for thirteen seasons.
- TS Flynn (The Classical), 2012
Read the rest: “On Paul Konerko and South-Sidedness” 
Illustration by Dmitry Samarov

Some players make baseball look fun, [Paul] Konerko makes it look rewarding. He belongs on the South Side because, like other Sox stalwarts before him—Carlton, Fisk, Harold Baines, and Robin Ventura come to mind—the work is apparent in his play. When Paulie steps into the batter’s box, gloved hand palming his helmet, I imagine he’s reviewing his plan, calibrating adjustments. He kicks at the dirt and taps the plate. Back to work.

“All you can control is that approach,” Konerko said in a 2009 interview. “At the plate, in the field, on the bases, between games. All you can control is how you go about it.” It’s an approach that doesn’t attract the glare of the national media very often, but it’s one White Sox fans have applauded for thirteen seasons.

- TS Flynn (The Classical), 2012

Read the rest: “On Paul Konerko and South-Sidedness” 

Illustration by Dmitry Samarov

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3 weeks ago
I’m traveling to Chicago for Paul Konerko’s final weekend, so posts will be infrequent for the next few days. Enjoy the end of the regular season and get ready for the excitement of the postseason; it’ll be a great one.
As always, thanks for following It’s a long season.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America (2012)

I’m traveling to Chicago for Paul Konerko’s final weekend, so posts will be infrequent for the next few days. Enjoy the end of the regular season and get ready for the excitement of the postseason; it’ll be a great one.

As always, thanks for following It’s a long season.

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America (2012)

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3 weeks ago
Jeter walks off.
September 25, 2014
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York
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Jeter walks off.

September 25, 2014

Yankee Stadium

Bronx, New York

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3 weeks ago
Jeter, top of the 9th
September 25, 2014
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York
YES Network

Jeter, top of the 9th

September 25, 2014

Yankee Stadium

Bronx, New York

YES Network

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3 weeks ago


¡Puig!

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3 weeks ago
Martinez and Sale
September 24, 2014
Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan
Photo by Paul Sancya/AP

Martinez and Sale

September 24, 2014

Comerica Park

Detroit, Michigan

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The real celebration came in 2005, but my favorite [Paul] Konerko moment occurred in a near-empty Metrodome after the Sox had clinched the division title near the end of the 2000 season.

Konerko decided to take one last run around the bases, with a cigar in one hand and a cold beer in the other. He slid into home without spilling a drop.

"It’s a good feeling," he said, "when there’s 10 million people telling you that you can’t do something."

- Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune

Read the rest: “Covering Paul Konerko: Reporters’ Remembrances” 

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3 weeks ago
Bourn
Target Field
September 21, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photo by TS Flynn

Bourn

Target Field

September 21, 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo by TS Flynn

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3 weeks ago
Jordan Schafer & friends
Target Field
September 21, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photo by TS Flynn

Jordan Schafer & friends

Target Field

September 21, 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo by TS Flynn

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3 weeks ago
Home
Target Field
September 21, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photo by TS Flynn

Home

Target Field

September 21, 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo by TS Flynn

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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago
Target Field
September 21, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photo by TS Flynn

Target Field

September 21, 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo by TS Flynn

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4 weeks ago
Target Field
September 21, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photo by TS Flynn

Target Field

September 21, 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo by TS Flynn

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1 month ago
By Karl Hubenthal
via animation resources

By Karl Hubenthal

via animation resources

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1 month ago


Lexington Park’s final game

September 1, 1956

Saint Paul, Minnesota

via tgsports

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