Should Paul Konerko get a farewell tour of the American League?

Should Paul Konerko get a farewell tour of the American League?
February 20, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Though he's said he doesn't want one, should Paul Konerko get a farewell tour of the American League this season?

The White Sox first baseman is in his final year in the big leagues, accepting a reduced role this season to go out in style with the White Sox. The low-key Konerko doesn't want one of the farewell tours that have become popular in recent seasons, ones that include gift-giving from opponents and standing ovations from rival fan bases. But it might not be up to him.

Chipper Jones and Mariano Rivera — a pair of sure-fire Hall of Famers — got that treatment over the past few seasons. Notable gifts included a Wrigley Field Braves flag for Jones from the Cubs and a hilarious chair made of broken bats for Rivera from the Twins. Derek Jeter, who announced that the 2014 season would be his last several days ago, will likely get the same treatment as he makes his final career appearances in visiting ballparks.

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But what about Konerko? SportsTalk Live addressed that topic Thursday.

"I love that he said he doesn't want the rocking-chair sendoff," the Sun-Times' Dan Cahill said. "He wants to captain a team that goes out a winner. What better way to go out than to go out the captain of a team that wins and maybe competes for a pennant?"

So what will happen to the Sox captain? Do you think he deserves proper send-offs in each American League city?

Check out the full discussion in the video above.