While Major League Baseball fans will be saying goodbye to Derek Jeter this weekend, here in Chicago, us South Side faithful will be bidding adieu to our own Captain.
For 16 seasons, Paul Konerko has delighted White Sox fans– both on and off the diamond. I had planned, going into this week, on penning a heartfelt but likely heavily-worded tribute to #14, as I believe befitting a man of his talent. However, as has happened so many times on the field, Paulie took care of it himself; in a tribute video that’s far better than any words can express.
If your browser does not support iFrames, the Paul Konerko tribute can be found here.
For the rest of you, as many of have already done this week, it’s OK to get a bit choked up while watching this. We won’t judge.
From all of us White Sox fans to you, PK– we thank you for one hell of a ride.