Friday, September 11, 2009

Card Spotlight: 9-11-09

2001 Bowman's Best #77 - Paul Konerko

Eight years ago, Paul Konerko looked out of his hotel room and saw an amazing sight. Unfathomable to the eyes, it looked like the city was under attack. The eyes, being the window to the soul, do not lie.

Paul was in New York on September 11, 2001, along with the rest of his White Sox teammates. They were getting ready to play the Yankees in a pivotal series in Yankee Stadium. They wouldn't play that day. In fact, the three game series, wouldn't be played until October 1, 2001. It was meaningless to the playoff situation by them. The series was more symbolic, than anything.

The Yankees had already clinched and were headed to the playoffs. The White Sox had been eliminated and were playing out the schedule. Nothing could make up for the images that everyone saw on the morning of September 11, 2001. I can imagine it would be ingrained in the brains of everyone who was in New York that morning.

Out of all the players on the White Sox roster, only two remain playing with the team today. Paul Konerko and Mark Buehrle. The events in our lives shape us into who we are today. Konerko has been transformed into the captain of the White Sox and the current dean of the team. The latter requires only longevity. The former requires a lot more.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Everything about Paul Konerko is sturdy. His name, his personality, his stance, the way he approaches the game. Everything. We are lucky to have him.

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