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Wayback machine: Konerko had bad hips?

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Wayback machine: Konerko had bad hips?

On Nov. 16, 1998, Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune examined reports that Paul Konerko was traded from Cincinnati to Chicago as "damaged goods."

Specifically, there was a concern that the then-22-year-old Konerko's hips would force him into an early retirement. A lot of that concern stemmed from the position Konerko originally played -- catcher -- and when he moved to the outfield and eventually third base (he wasn't a first baseman yet with Cincinnati, as that position was filled by the up-and-coming Sean Casey) the problems went away.

At least, they went away for Konerko. The questions about his hips followed him to Chicago, and a note from Greenstein toward the end of the article is certainly interesting:

"Peter Gammons' weekly column in the Boston Globe stated that 'as (Dodgers Vice President) Tommy Lasorda knows, the slow-footed Konerko has a hip problem that may not be curable.'"

Thirteen seasons and 389 home runs later, I think Konerko's hips aren't a problem.

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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.

White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

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White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.

We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below: