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Old 07-18-2005, 07:05 AM
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Default Konerko on Ordonez: He’s the Best!

Actually, Konerko’s exact words about Ordonez according to mlb.com yesterday:

"No offense to anybody I've played with," White Sox All-Star first baseman Paul Konerko said, "but when that guy's healthy and playing well, I've never played with anybody better."


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Old 07-18-2005, 07:35 AM
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Actually, Konerko’s exact words about Ordonez according to mlb.com yesterday:

"No offense to anybody I've played with," White Sox All-Star first baseman Paul Konerko said, "but when that guy's healthy and playing well, I've never played with anybody better."

It probably isn't too far off if you consider the all-around aspect of things. Thomas is the best hitter, Buehrle might be the best pitcher, but for all-around best baseball player on the Sox for the past few years, Ordonez would have to be in the top 2-3 for anybody.

Additionally, he also said that he hopes the fans cheer Ordonez as recognition for his past contributions to the team. I think it's also important that somebody from the White Sox throw a peace offering over the fence in an attempt to get past the BS between Ordonez and the White Sox. I mean really, who cares? We're trying to win a WS, we really don't have time to dwell a pissing match that happened 4 months ago. It's my guess that this might have been in Konerko's mind when he made the statement.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:48 AM
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:01 AM
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For when Paul has been here playing, I would say that was a correct statement. Especially because Frank has been subpar (according to his standards) and hurt a lot of that time.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:04 AM
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I think I know what this thread is going to turn into.
Brace yourself Paulie...
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:13 AM
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"No offense to..."
Whenever you feel the need to say this phrase before you get to the point of the statement, just stop yourself. The next thing you are about to say is going to be offensive no matter how much you don't mean it.

Just ask Bill Parcells.

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Old 07-18-2005, 08:18 AM
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As much as I don't like Maggs anymore, I would totally agree with Paul's statement. What is Paul suppose to do, start badmouthing Maggs. That's Ozzie's job.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:20 AM
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My quote in the Trib was," he's the best I played with, period." As if a reporter challenged his statment. But really this stuff is no big deal. If Maggs was some guy with Reggie Sanders skills it would be one thing. But Maggs put up some very gaudy numbers. Paulie also intimated that they were pretty close friends too.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:24 AM
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Uhh...



*glaring at Konerko*
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:27 AM
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*glaring at Konerko*
I think you could certainly try and make a case for either one of those, but Maggs put up great numbers every year from 99-04 when he got hurt. He was the best consistently while Paul was here. If Frank was healthy all those years, maybe, butother than 00, 03, and part of 04, his numbers weren't as good as Maggs and he didn't really ever play in the field.

And I think he was talking about position players, though I think I'd still say Maggs was better than Burly over all of those years. It's harder to compare that however.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:28 AM
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As much as I don't like Maggs anymore, I would totally agree with Paul's statement. What is Paul suppose to do, start badmouthing Maggs.
No, but he can ****.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:31 AM
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No, but he can ****.
Exactly, Paul just **** already!
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:31 AM
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No, but he can ****.
Somebody has to talk to the media. Most of the guys on this team just tell it like it is, like Buerhle did earlier in the year.

Paulie pretty much has no choice but to answer the media's questions, and it just so happens he tells the truth.

"I can tell you no one in the clubhouse is talking about this," Konerko said. "Our whole day revolves around getting a win. So everything else is a distant second when it comes to an issue."

I think the only people that take exception to what Paul says are the people outside of the clubhouse. But don't let that stop everybody from having another 100+ posting bashing Paul. I bet if the rest of the team read these posts they would laugh their asses off.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:34 AM
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Whenever you feel the need to say this phrase before you get to the point of the statement, just stop yourself. The next thing you are about to say is going to be offensive no matter how much you don't mean it.

Just ask Bill Parcells.

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I agree. What's so hard about just saying, "He's a great player," and leaving it at that?
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My quote in the Trib was," he's the best I played with, period." As if a reporter challenged his statment. But really this stuff is no big deal. If Maggs was some guy with Reggie Sanders skills it would be one thing. But Maggs put up some very gaudy numbers. Paulie also intimated that they were pretty close friends too.
You have to question a guy who thinks the best shortstop he ever played with was Royce "Buddy Lee" Clayton.
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