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"Lou is not talking about mechanics when he goes out to the mound,"
~Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Keep Paul Konerko

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Hey, White Sox owners, you want to be heralded in Chi-Town? You want to keep a winner on the South Side? You want to be thought of as the real contender in town instead of "that other baseball team" (even though you are the better team)? Well, then sign Paul Konerko already.

Don't let me hear about how much money he's going to cost and that you don't have that much to spend. Aren't you in Chicago? It's the third biggest market in the country. If you can't make it here, you can't make it anywhere.

Are you going to let Konerko go to the Yankees or the Red Sox? Seriously. The Dodgers and the Mets may pay up for PK too, and almost any team not named the Cubs or Cardinals would love the guy at first. Seriously. How many postseason homeruns does he need to hit before you understand? The guy has career numbers of .279/.349/.488 (even better over the last two seasons), has a FP of .995 (that's only about six errors a year) and is only 29 years old?

Wake up, already. You should have signed him already. If you let him become a Free Agent, you'll only prove you don't respect your fans, the game, or the city of Chicago.

If you care, open up the checkbook and keep a winner in Chicago. Don't be the 1986 Bears. Or the 1998 Marlins. Want to see butts in the seats? How about put together a franchise worthy of it. Are you going to dump your pitchers too?

OK. That's enough for now. You wouldn't think I was a Cub Fan would you? Heheh. As I've previously said, I'm not a hater. My bro digs the White Sox so that's enough for me. Call me a Cub Fan that doesn't mind if the White Sox win.

Well, except for those six interleague games a year.

Will the Bears beat the Sex Boat Vikings (as said on this morning's NFL preview on Fox: I guess the Vikings Fans aren't the only ones getting screwed in Minnesota)? Will the ChiSox wrap it up tonight? Will the Astros go up 3-1? I can't wait to find out.

Oh, and on a totally random note, ya know who the NFC's #1 rated passer is? No, not Eli. Not Donovan. Not Brett, Jake or Marc. It's none other than Drew Bledsoe. Take that Buffalo. How's J.P. Losman doing anyway? How about the worst in the AFC. Nice job guys.

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