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The 14-year veteran ranks in the top five in the AL in batting average (.318), HRs (22) and RBIs (68), and just made his fifth All-Star team.
Dan Patrick: With your manager, Ozzie Guillen, how narrow is the line between crazy and calculated?
Paul Konerko: It's pretty big. I don't think he's crazy by any means. When he's dealing with us on the inside, I know what to expect from him. I've been playing for him for a lot of years. On a day-to-day basis, as far as how he handles the players, [he's] very steady and predictable. During a game, when something goes wrong on the field, I know right there ... I got 3 to 1 he's gone.
DP: You guys take bets on if Guillen will get thrown out?
PK: You know when something's brewing. I think that's [the case] for most managers. But with Ozzie, it's definitely part of the fun to try to predict. You know going into a game, if something happens here, this is going to go sideways.
DP: Should Guillen be allowed to use Twitter?
PK: I'm not sure anyone should be able to use Twitter. But I would say yes, it's freedom of speech.
DP: He puts crazy stuff out there.