MINNEAPOLIS -- Paul Konerko rolled his right ankle on the final play of Tuesdays 4-3 White Sox victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Konerko went to the ground to field Joe Mauers grounder and twisted his ankle as he spun to turn to the bag. He flipped the ball and closer Addison Reed made a bare-handed grab to record the final out.
Konerko didnt have any ice on his ankle after the game and said hes fine and could play through it. The White Sox first baseman didnt know if hed be in the lineup for Wednesdays finale, however.
It was a bullet, Konerko said. I knocked it down. I rolled my ankle. I just rolled my ankle trying to get it. Were all right. We are going to battle through it. I dont know what Im doing tomorrow but Ill be here. Ill be here with bells on.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the final play was strange but will take the end result. He also said the team will know more about Konerkos condition in the morning. The White Sox face the Twins at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Well find out tomorrow, Ventura said. But it did look a little odd. I wouldnt say it was textbook, but well take the out.
With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.
Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.