Leave it to Konerko to be more realistic than many here. He just said on the Score he expects to be on the bench on Opening Day.
The Sox are not the Cubs. It's not about being cute. Play every game to win, not to pander.
If you're in favor of junking the game plan already on Opening Day, let's go ahead and start Minnie Minoso in left. That would entertain the crowd, too.