Paul Konerko calls HR Derby ‘awkward,’ comments on Guillen
Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko joined the show to talk about his season and the All-Star Break.
Konerko talked about the Home Run Derby. He’s been in one. “It’s a very awkward feeling,” Konerko said, referring it to as batting practice in front of millions of fans. “You just swing like an animal and you do things you don’t do.”
Konerko also weighed in his manager Ozzie Guillen. He said that Guillen is actually very steady on a day-to-day basis to his team. But Konerko said he knows when Guillen is about to go off during a game.
Konerko said the jury’s out on whether the White Sox will reach the playoffs. He said he’s frustrated by their season, but they’re still just five games out, so it’s “totally possible.”
Konerko talked about the pitching machine he has in his basement in his offseason home. He said it gets up to 95mph, and it’s set a bit closer than a pitcher, so it’s equivalent to over 100 mph. He said there was a big mess one New Year’s Eve.