Mar 16, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko (14) during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox Morning BP: Paul Konerko compares teams

It was an exciting Opening Day for the Chicago White Sox, but now it is time for the team to see if they can start 2014 with two consecutive wins.

Chicago will send Felipe Paulino to the hill against Minnesota’s Kevin Correia, but we’ll get all of that sorted out in a game preview post later today.

As for this morning, one story that caught my attention on Tuesday’s off day was how Paul Konerko see similarities between the 2014 White Sox and the teams from 1999 and 2000.

In an MLB.com article by Scott Merkin it states:

“There is nobody better to analyze the current state of the organization as the team revels in its 5-3 Opening Day victory over the Twins. After all, Konerko has been part of youth movements, the go-for-it decade and now the reshaping program adeptly engineered by general manager Rick Hahn.”

All of that is true. Nothing can be as bad as the 2013 season for the White Sox, and I know it was just one game, but the Opening Day win did bring the team and fans some hope. Plus, on a positive note, for the first time in a very long time the win brought some excitement to the baseball diamond.

Let’s all hope that momentum shows in Game No. 2 later this evening.

In other White Sox news:

• The Chicago Sun-Times wrote about how Conor Gillaspie “emerges from a crowd.”

• Here is an article from ESPN Chicago on how Matt Lindstrom is now the closer for the White Sox.

• In an article from Fansided’s Da Windy City, here is a post on minor league lineups from White Sox affiliates.

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