Posts tagged "jeff samardzija"

Konerko homers, gets beaned, beats Cubs

Some moments need a lot context.  For example, by itself, this clip of Paul Konerko ripping a 2-R HR off of Jeff Samardzija in the 1st inning might seem like the prelude to a big offensive day and easy victory.  But Samardzija was actually quite sharp on this day.  One of the few times he... Read more »

Retaliation without the headache

Retaliation without the headache
When Paul Konerko fell to the ground clutching his bloodied face after being struck with a Jeff Samardzija splitter, it triggered a number of emotional responses, not all of which were extinguished by the pitcher’s apparent concern for the well-being of the White Sox captain. One of the long-cited benefits of National League play was... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Beckham's blast carry Sox in tight, testy Crosstown opener

Instant Rationalization - Beckham's blast carry Sox in tight, testy Crosstown opener
For a rivalry considered irrelevant due to the poor records of the participants, it didn’t take much for the tension to ratchet up. After a Konerko home run put the Sox up 2-0 in the top of the 1st, the Cubs responded with a run and a trio of deep flies in the bottom of... Read more »
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