Paul Konerko Wants to Get Off to a Fast Start


"You have to be responsible for your year, despite what happened in April and May," Konerko said as he prepared to join the White Sox in spring training next week. "There were times early in the year that — especially like fastballs where I wasn't getting to places I usually get to — you kind of have that question, like, OK, is this because my hand hurts a little bit or just that time when you stop hitting those pitches like you used to?" he acknowledged. "I have always been a fastball hitter, so when you see yourself not hitting fastballs, that can weigh on you."