Jim Thome

Paul Konerko White Sox Number Retirement Ceremony

White Sox Retire #14

The White Sox had a really nice number retirement ceremony for Paul Konerko yesterday and I was lucky enough to attend. The game was packed! Standing room tickets were selling for $75 face value at the box office. We got there 2 hours early and still barely got onto the overflow parking lot before it was full. It took an equally long time to get out. Here are some pictures from the festivities.

Paul Konerko number retirement

The setup for Konerko’s number retirement ceremony

Paul Konerko number retirement

Fans hold up signs to make a flag during the National Anthem

Paul Konerko number retirement

Konerko makes his entrance from center field

Paul Konerko number retirement

Konerko is greeted by the White Sox

Paul Konerko number retirement

Hawk Harrelson speaks

Paul Konerko number retirement

Video board during the ceremony

Paul Konerko number retirement

Jim Thome speaks at the ceremony

Paul Konerko number retirement

Unveiling the retired number

Paul Konerko number retirement

Konerko speaking at the ceremony

As for the game itself vs the Twins, it was a disappointment. I was hoping to see Joe Mauer (former River Bandit) but with Chris Sale on the mound he got the day off. He did pinch hit but was intentially walked. The two most exciting plays involved Adam Eaton. First, he hit an RBI triple which really got the crowd going. Then in the 8th inning he hit a gapper to the warning track but Aaron Hicks made a diving, game-saving catch for the Twins. Torri Hunter and Eduardo Nunez both homered for the Twins in the win.

Alexei Ramirez

Alexei Ramirez

Chris Sale Jose Abreu

Chris Sale

Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera

Alexei Ramirez

Alexei Ramirez

Adam LaRoche

Adam LaRcohe

Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer

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