All About Paulie

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg (6:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (8-10, 3.30) for the Sox, RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-3, 3.63) for Tampa Bay. And good news: Paulie is back.

Sox Starting Lineup: Eaton CF, Ramirez SS, Abreu DH, Gillaspie 3B, A. Garcia RF, Konerko 1B, Taylor LF, Phegley C, Semien 2B.

Countdown to Konerko Night

The White Sox will honor retiring captain and franchise legend Paul Konerko with a special pregame tribute Saturday, September 27, when the team is scheduled to take on Kansas City at 6:10 p.m. The ceremony will be a memorable presentation with special guests and video tributes that celebrate Konerko’s career as a member of the White Sox, as well as his legacy off the field.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early.

During the ceremony, the White Sox will present Konerko with gifts that celebrate his career.  Special guests will be in attendance for the ceremony, including several of Konerko’s former teammates, friends and family.

A PK Tribute of a Different Kind

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/09/18/paul-konerko-retiring/15855943/

Quote of the Day

Konerko, summing up his career (from the USA Today story above):

“I came here with so much energy and intensity to do well, and I literally walk out of here with nothing left. I gave it everything I possibly could. And that feels good.”

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Inside Look with Paulie on Comcast SportsNet

Tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m., CT (time is approximate following White Sox Postgame Live), Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien hosts an exclusive interview with Paulie on Inside Look by Cadillac. CSN will re-air Inside Look with Paul Konerko on the following dates/times:

Saturday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 28 at Noon

Tuesday, September 30 at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 3 at 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7 at 12:30 p.m.

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Rays at Tropicana Field (6:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: RHP Hector Noesi  (8-9, 4.38) for the Sox, RHP Chris Archer (9-8, 3.54) for Tampa Bay.

Photos of the Day

Alex Gordon and the Royals honored the Sox captain on Wednesday night with a video tribute, a check to the Bring Me Home Campaign, a chair from the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City, a framed photograph and a healthy supply of KC BBQ sauce.

And his teammates looked on and applauded their leader:

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