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Deuce
12-20-2005, 03:59 PM
Just received this from whitesox.com via email:

Dear White Sox Fans,

My family and I want to thank each of you for your support all season long and over the past few weeks. We're really excited to be returning to the White Sox for the next five years, as we've grown to love Chicago and we really consider it our second home.

My wife, Jennifer, and I had our first child, Nicholas, in late October, so this offseason has been unlike any other. I've spent a lot of time playing Mr. Mom, and I enjoy staying home with the baby so Jennifer can get out of the house when she needs to. Jen says I carry him like I would carry a football. In fact, the day we decided to re-sign with the White Sox, I was home with Nicholas all day, so he and I made the decision together. He's the first grandchild on both sides of the family, and we're lucky to have my parents and Jennifer's parents nearby - they're always glad to come over and spoil him when we need to get away.

I started working out again in the middle of November, and I'm feeling really good. I work out five days a week, doing a full strength program to maintain the momentum I gained in September and October. I also try to get plenty of rest now so I'll be prepared to head into Spring Training with a full tank. Having such a short offseason has obvious advantages, but you don't want to work too hard because your body needs a chance to catch up a little bit.

The season was exciting, and obviously pretty hectic toward the end, so my family and I are really enjoying living a quiet life right now. I love the baseball season, and the thrill of the game keeps us going during the summer. But it is nice to be able to sit back, stay close to home and spend time with my family during the holidays.

I'm really psyched about the changes Ken Williams has made to the team for next year. I hate to see Aaron go, because he's a great friend and the kind of intense player you want on your team through the rigors of a 162-game season. But I've always had great respect for Jim Thome, and I thought that Kenny made it pretty clear when he signed him that he fully intends to win this thing again. I'd be lying if I said that didn't factor into my decision to come back to play for the White Sox for five more years, and it's the kind of aggressive move that makes this club successful.

I'll be back for SoxFest at the end of January, so I'll see you then. I hope you all have a happy holiday season.

Regards,
Paul Konerko

chisoxmike
12-20-2005, 04:00 PM
And a happy hoilday to you...white sox PR department.:D:

spawn
12-20-2005, 04:00 PM
That's awesome. Talk about a class act!:thumbsup:

Deuce
12-20-2005, 04:02 PM
He didn't seem to broken up about losing Big Frank though. :redneck

whitesoxwilkes
12-20-2005, 04:02 PM
And a happy hoilday to you...white sox PR department.:D:

Actually, the players really write their thoughts up, and then the PR department just fixes the grammar. I was skeptical about these a couple years ago and did a little research.

daveeym
12-20-2005, 04:03 PM
Taht Emale Was So Gay1!!1 Omg Lol Thx For Al Teh Info Paulei!
111!!11!1!!!11!11! Omg *** Lol

Kuzman
12-20-2005, 04:04 PM
Taht Emale Was So Gay1!!1 Omg Lol Thx For Al Teh Info Paulei!
111!!11!1!!!11!11! Omg *** Lol

What the hell is that?

Ya I just got the same e-mail and was gonna post it but I figured someone here would beat me to the punch. I was right ;) It's nice to see that he seems happy to be back here in Chicago. Glad to see him back as well. Cheers to Paulie and a healthy 5 years for him again in Chicago! :gulp:

chisoxmike
12-20-2005, 04:05 PM
Actually, the players really write their thoughts up, and then the PR department just fixes the grammar. I was skeptical about these a couple years ago and did a little research.

Alright then,

And a happy holiday to you...Mr. Konerko!

MarySwiss
12-20-2005, 04:06 PM
Aww, chee! :redface:

Class act. I'm proud to have him as my favorite player! :smile:

MsSoxVixen22
12-20-2005, 04:06 PM
Taht Emale Was So Gay1!!1 Omg Lol Thx For Al Teh Info Paulei!
111!!11!1!!!11!11! Omg *** Lol



:roflmao: Someone's channeling Bafia...

soltrain21
12-20-2005, 04:08 PM
Taht Emale Was So Gay1!!1 Omg Lol Thx For Al Teh Info Paulei!
111!!11!1!!!11!11! Omg *** Lol



Maybe I shouldn't have posted that translator...

MsSoxVixen22
12-20-2005, 04:08 PM
Just received this from whitesox.com via email:

Dear White Sox Fans,

My family and I want to thank each of you for your support all season long and over the past few weeks. We're really excited to be returning to the White Sox for the next five years, as we've grown to love Chicago and we really consider it our second home.

My wife, Jennifer, and I had our first child, Nicholas, in late October, so this offseason has been unlike any other. I've spent a lot of time playing Mr. Mom, and I enjoy staying home with the baby so Jennifer can get out of the house when she needs to. Jen says I carry him like I would carry a football. In fact, the day we decided to re-sign with the White Sox, I was home with Nicholas all day, so he and I made the decision together. He's the first grandchild on both sides of the family, and we're lucky to have my parents and Jennifer's parents nearby - they're always glad to come over and spoil him when we need to get away.

I started working out again in the middle of November, and I'm feeling really good. I work out five days a week, doing a full strength program to maintain the momentum I gained in September and October. I also try to get plenty of rest now so I'll be prepared to head into Spring Training with a full tank. Having such a short offseason has obvious advantages, but you don't want to work too hard because your body needs a chance to catch up a little bit.

The season was exciting, and obviously pretty hectic toward the end, so my family and I are really enjoying living a quiet life right now. I love the baseball season, and the thrill of the game keeps us going during the summer. But it is nice to be able to sit back, stay close to home and spend time with my family during the holidays.

I'm really psyched about the changes Ken Williams has made to the team for next year. I hate to see Aaron go, because he's a great friend and the kind of intense player you want on your team through the rigors of a 162-game season. But I've always had great respect for Jim Thome, and I thought that Kenny made it pretty clear when he signed him that he fully intends to win this thing again. I'd be lying if I said that didn't factor into my decision to come back to play for the White Sox for five more years, and it's the kind of aggressive move that makes this club successful.

I'll be back for SoxFest at the end of January, so I'll see you then. I hope you all have a happy holiday season.

Regards,
Paul Konerko


WOW. What a great email from PK. He really is a class act-I think I said aw a couple times while I read his email. :redface: Not only does he get to win the WS but his 2st child is born as well. :gulp: to you, Paulie!

bobowhite
12-20-2005, 04:10 PM
Class Paul, class!!

DaveIsHere
12-20-2005, 04:12 PM
Damn I thought he just sent it to me!!!!!! What a Jerk!!!:D:

Iwritecode
12-20-2005, 04:20 PM
Jen says I carry him like I would carry a football.

I'm pretty sure all dads do this. Especially with their first born. :D:

Through the first month or so we have to go through that "Geez, I hope on don't drop him/her" phase...

Hangar18
12-20-2005, 04:25 PM
And a happy hoilday to you...white sox PR department.:D:

That letter is signed by Paul Konerko, not PR Dept, heh heh
such negativity around here!

lizard6king6
12-20-2005, 04:28 PM
What a nice email, although I remember getting a few of these from numerous players throughout last season. Nice to hear from PK though

Baby Fisk
12-20-2005, 04:47 PM
Nice nice.

Did PK actually get named team captain or was that just a discussion that was kicked around here?

rightsox
12-20-2005, 04:51 PM
I was sure that was going to read:

Dear fans,

I signed the contract, now give me my grand slam ball back.

Love,

Paulie

Fuller_Schettman
12-20-2005, 04:56 PM
I'm pretty sure all dads do this. Especially with their first born. :D:

Through the first month or so we have to go through that "Geez, I hope on don't drop him/her" phase...

Which is why Billy Wade should never have children...

Ventura Fan 23
12-20-2005, 05:33 PM
aww that's so sweet. Mad <3 for Paulie.

chisox
12-20-2005, 05:34 PM
that was very cool, thanks for posting.

itsnotrequired
12-20-2005, 05:36 PM
Which is why Billy Wade should never have children...

Oh snap!:D:

CHIsoxNation
12-20-2005, 06:00 PM
aww that's so sweet. Mad <3 for Paulie.

Just out of curiosity, is that meant to be a heart? I've never seen that before, that or never realized what it meant.

LongLiveFisk
12-20-2005, 06:06 PM
Damn I thought he just sent it to me!!!!!! What a Jerk!!!:D:
Teal, anyone? :)

Theanticub
12-20-2005, 06:25 PM
I just read mine from my inbox. What a great letter, well thought out...and full of heart.

BeefyD
12-20-2005, 06:49 PM
What we didn't see was that the original email had '$' in place of every "s".

Honestly, I'm glad to read that. Whether or not he actually wrote it. Would've loved to see a little bit of respect for Frank, though. Just a little.

JohnBasedowYoda
12-20-2005, 06:50 PM
Have a grand Festivus Paulie!

kevin57
12-20-2005, 08:59 PM
Nice letter.

I too noted that no "props" go out to Frank.

chisox77
12-20-2005, 09:54 PM
PK writes well. As I read it, I pictured him writing it . . . really I did!
:cool:

Vernam
12-21-2005, 12:01 AM
What's the world coming to when bringing home $60 million doesn't exempt a guy from changing poopy diapers?!

Good to hear he'll be at Sox Fest, btw!

Vernam

thomas35forever
12-21-2005, 12:44 AM
Wonderful letter, Paulie! If that's not class, I don't know what is.:cool:

ode to veeck
12-21-2005, 10:18 AM
Paule,

We're glad to have you back and hope you hold to your promise from the celebration stand. Glad you're getting some nice time off with the family and congrats on the new addition.

Pastor Deuce,

That's just about the funniest sig around!

haganaga
12-21-2005, 01:18 PM
PK writes well. As I read it, I pictured him writing it . . . really I did!
:cool:

I pictured him putting it together in more of Doogie Howser way at the desk in his bedroom with only the desk lamp on. "You know, I learned something this year..." :smile:

Martinigirl
12-21-2005, 02:22 PM
Between the letter and the Johnny Damon situation, I appreciate Paulie more everyday.

Paulie is a class act with a sense a loyalty, rare traits in professional sports today.

itsnotrequired
12-21-2005, 02:26 PM
Between the letter and the Johnny Damon situation, I appreciate Paulie more everyday.

Paulie is a class act with a sense a loyalty, rare traits in professional sports today.

Are you suggesting Damon won't write a personal "thanks for the memories" letter to Boston fans?

Beauty35thStreet
12-21-2005, 02:35 PM
I noticed no Frank and no Carl. I'm not surprised. The letter may have been written before they were officially released, however.

Dolly
12-21-2005, 03:45 PM
Ya I just got the same e-mail and was gonna post it but I figured someone here would beat me to the punch. I was right ;) It's nice to see that he seems happy to be back here in Chicago. Glad to see him back as well. Cheers to Paulie and a healthy 5 years for him again in Chicago! :gulp:I got that too... so nice of him to think of me during the holidays! :cool:

SSN721
12-21-2005, 03:47 PM
Have a grand Festivus Paulie!

When do we get the Airing of Grievances letter? Soon to be followed by the feats of strength?:D:

SOX ADDICT '73
12-21-2005, 06:49 PM
Which is why Billy Wade should never have children...
Why, does he fumble as much as his brother Bobby? :wink:

Realist
12-21-2005, 09:27 PM
I think the only reason Rowand was the only player singled out by Konerko as someone he's going to miss is because Konerko is on record saying that the Sox bringing in Thome was one of the big reasons he chose to re-sign here.

I don't look at it as a slight against Frank, Everett or any of the other players that have recently departed the team.