Paul Konerko reveals his favorite Opening Day memory with the White Sox

Vinnie Duber
NBC Sports Chicago

Paul Konerko got to experience Opening Day in a White Sox uniform a whopping 16 times.

But his favorite?

In a Twitter video on Thursday, the South Side legend revealed that his all-time most memorable Opening Day was in 2006, when the White Sox celebrated their World Series championship from the previous October on home turf.

"So many great memories," Konerko said in a video shared by Goose Island. "I think back to 2006, the Sunday night Cleveland game. That was the first time we got a chance to be back on the field in front of you (White Sox fans) after we had won the whole thing the year before.

"It was really one of the proudest moments of my career to get back on the field in front of you guys after we had done the toughest to do. And to see the support, to see the appreciation you guys had was truly one of the proudest moments not only for me, but I know for all of my teammates, as well.

"I think we had like a three-hour rain delay that night. Go figure, in Chicago."

Konerko went 0-for-4 in that game, though he did drive in one of the White Sox 10 runs with a sacrifice fly. But his fond memories of that evening had a lot more to do with the stuff that doesn't show up in the box score.

In the video, Konerko also addressed White Sox fans still waiting for baseball on what was supposed to be Opening Day 2020, reminding them to practice social distancing and do what's necessary during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Goose Island shared a similar message on Thursday from Konerko's fellow South Side legend Frank Thomas.

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