How Konerko Might Win
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
AL Final Man Race
Paul Konerko of the White Sox moved into third place today in the American League Final Man voting, behind New York’s Nick Swisher and Boston’s Kevin Youkilis.
Thanks to all those White Sox and Rockies (and Blackhawk) fans for voting. Keep casting your ballots here.
For those of you who haven’t heard, we agreed with the Rockies to support their player, Carlos Gonzalez, in exchange for their supporting ours. And the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks were kind enough to support our “Turn Hollywood into Pauliewood” campaign as well (follow @NHLBlackhawks).
So here’s how Paulie has a chance …
There is always a surge of voting on the final day just before the votes are tallied at 3 pm CT. (Winner is announced at 3:30 p.m. CT). It is a big advantage for any player whose team happens to being playing a home day game while the final voting is happening. And tomorrow, only two Final Man candidates are playing home day games … you guessed it, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago White Sox.
So while you are sitting at work, watching or listening to the White Sox game, vote, vote and then vote some more. We have to take advantage of this opportunity. Will it be enough to get Paulie ahead of the Yankees and Red Sox? We’ll see. There might be too much room to make up. But we aren’t going down without a fight.
Today’s Campaign News
Today, movie star, Chicagoan and White Sox fan Michael Clark Duncan (Green Mile), taped a promotional message in support of Konerko’s campaign.
And a group of volunteers from a local Boys & Girls Club came out to USCF and created their very own Pauliewood Walk of Fame in honor of Konerko. Go to my twitter feed @InsideTheSox to see video and photo.
Juan Pierre and Darrin Jackson took our RBI baseball teams to a local Dick’s store this morning to help the athletes buy supplies for their upcoming trip to the RBI regional playoffs. (Thanks to ***** for giving each kid a gift card for the shopping spree).
Pierre said all of the kids were buying tape and he wondered why?
“Then I realized that they all wanted to tape their wrists to look like the pros,” he laughed. “And I remembered that we did the same thing when we were kids.”
Video and photos of this store visit can also be found @InsideTheSox.