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Not his style, but Konerko really deserves fitting send-off

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  • It sure does seem like this season might be it for Paul Konerko, but whenever it is that he decides to walk away from the game he should go out with all the praise and accolades he has earned as a star for the White Sox.

      It sure does seem like this season might be it for Paul Konerko, but whenever it is that he decides to walk away from the game he should go out with all the praise and accolades he has earned as a star for the White Sox.
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Just by reading the tea leaves, it seems like this might be it for Paul Konerko.

The White Sox captain, as usual, has been low-key when discussing the issue, which is admirable, but I sure hope if indeed he is going to retire that he lets people know before the season ends because he deserves all the accolades that rightfully will come his way considering what he has meant to this team and this city.

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Knowing his MO, however, Konerko probably would prefer to just fade away without any hoopla.

That would be a shame.

The guy has been the epitome of class, and how about the numbers he has put up over the years?

Impressive in every way.

Plus:

Gotta love that he's a huge hockey fan.

Plus:

Gotta love his quote the other day when asked if all the trade-deadline rumors were taking a toll on the Sox' play.

"Not really. We were (cruddy) before all the rumors."

Beautiful.

Question:

If the White Sox are indeed going to go into rebuilding or semi-rebuilding mode, what's your prediction for total home attendance next season?

No guess here, but all I can say is poor Brooks Boyer.

Poor, poor Brooks Boyer.

Compare and contrast:

Johnny Carson in his final few years on "The Tonight Show" vs. Pat Hughes since he started taking innings -- and games -- off during the season.

Weird, wild stuff.

Here's hoping:

In 2015 -- or 16 or 17, or whatever year is the year -- that Darwin Barney still will be the starting second baseman for the Cubs.

Let the music do the talking:

Too young for Woodstock.

Too old for Lollapalooza.

But I'll always have the memory of seeing the Joe Perry Project at Rockford Speedway, and no one, and I mean no one, can take that away from me.

BTW:

How did I get talked into that one?

Who would you rather be right now:

A-Rod or Riley Cooper?

You cannot be Serious:

Sight I never thought I'd see: Jonathan Toews moonwalking -- not only on the ice in Boston, but then again onstage during the Blackhawks convention last weekend.

Don't forget:

Inbee Park's quest for a fourth straight major already is under way at St. Andrews … and after one round she's right there in the mix.

I'm on the bandwagon.

Taking a step back:

On Monday I attended the Illinois PGA's Senior Masters Championship at the Owenstia Club in Lake Forest, and, honestly, I really had no idea what to expect.

But I'm so glad I went, and not just because I had a chance to play yet another great course I never would get to play if I didn't have my job.

That part was nice, don't get me wrong, but the best part of the program was listening to the honorees -- brothers Dennis and Tim Troy -- speak from the heart about what the game of golf and the PGA has meant to them.

Loved it.

Hidden gem:

Mark Grote and his spot-on impersonations.

The guy is a joy to listen to.

Change is good ... right?

A fantasy draft, no more AFC vs. NFC, no more kickoffs, speeded-up play … doesn't matter.

You could pit Bigfoot vs. Mothra and as long as it's the NFL and it's called the Pro Bowl enough people still will watch.

Tough miss:

I may be the only guy who was hoping the Bulls would sign Marcus Camby.

I know he's up there in years, but I've always liked his game.

Things that bother me:

Who will be around longer: Flo from Progressive or Jan from Toyota?

Seriously, what's wrong with me?

mspellman@dailyherald.com

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