Just how close was Paul Konerko to hanging up his cleats for good?
"As it got into November... 24 hours it was this, 24 hours it was that," he told Comcast SportsNet's Chuck Garfien. "One little thing could tip you either way and how your body felt, sometimes you wake up and say 'gees, I'm not even playing now and my body's killing me. I'm not gonna play.'"
But Konerko wasn't ready to leave the White Sox just yet.
"This is one of those situations where it's for the love of the game," he said.
Check out his full interview with Chuck in the video above.