Paul Konerko is retiring, by the way. The 38-year-old made a sweet video thanking White Sox fans for their love over his 16 seasons in Chicago.

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Konerko won't get any Gatorade commercials, but he was a perfectly fine first baseman. He hit 432 homers for the franchise, second-most behind Frank Thomas, as well as 2,292 total hits, third-most in White Sox history. In his mid-30s, he was still getting into All-Star Games, putting up OBPs of .393, .388, and .371 from 2010-12. The power slipped, but the hitting was still remarkable for his age.

If you have a Konerko memory, it's probably that seventh-inning grand slam in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series, but one moment I really enjoyed—and this was in the montage—was his part in Mark Buehrle's through-the-legs play to first in 2010 on Opening Day. The pitcher was the highlight, but Konerko barehanded that ball, which was pretty great and a pretty neat summation of his career—he tended to be the second guy you noticed.

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As you might expect, Konerko wants to spend more time with his family. He spoke with SI's Howard Megdal a few days ago:

"Here, I'll show you," Konerko said, taking his iPhone out of his pocket and playing a video for me of his younger son at the plate. "It'll be not having to get a video of what happened this morning. Instead of being gone, you'll actually be there. Standing there.

"I've played long enough and done well enough to where I missed so much of that. There's no reason why I have to miss any of my kids' events at school anymore. That stuff, I've been missing for a long time. That's what's important. You have to make a living, but it all comes back to raising them the best you can, being there for that."