Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Custom Card of the Day- Konerko Edition

I feel like it's incredibly hard to become a White Sox legend. The team has been around for over a hundred years, and I can name the team's biggest stars on one hand. Joe Jackson, Minnie Minoso, Luis Aparicio, Frank Thomas and Paul Konerko. Only one of those guys is in the Hall of Fame. One should be. One will be. Then there's Konerko.

Konerko, on any other team, would be washed up by now, reduced to the bench by young stars and made a DH by incoming youthful first baseman. But Konerko has become a Chicago legend because he's such a lovable player, and he's been so consistent. Remember, he only came to the team in 1999, and that wasn't even his first uniform. He's slowly become Mr. White Sock, and has turned into the unofficial team leader. Which is pretty awesome. 

When he retires, he may not be a Hall of Famer, but he'll definitely be a White Sox Hall of Famer. Unless he defects to the North Side.

Coming Tomorrow- A speedy young player for the team who's currently last place in a four team division.

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