Tomorrow I will have an article up on Derek Jeter.
Over the past few weeks, Jeter had been praised as a credit to the game.
While all of this is true, Jeter isn’t the only player who retired today who conducted himself in an exemplary manner.
Today, Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko called it a career. There were no dramatic base hits, but White Sox fans bid him well just the same. After brief stints with the Dodgers and Reds, Konerko found a home in Chicago in 1999 and became a fixture on the South Side. Konerko probably won’t get into Cooperstown, but he was named to six AL All-Star teams, drove in 100 or more runs six times, collected over 2,300 hits, belted over 400 HR and won a World Series ring in 2005. Any way you look at it he had a very good career.