"A rah-rah speech isn't going to make it happen," said Paul Konerko. "Every guy has to know what he's doing up there. It's a different answer for every guy in here.
"You have to go home and kind of hold court with yourself, and ask if you're going about it in the right way. If you are and it's just not happening, that happens sometimes. That's baseball."
With a new month starting, the White Sox get a clean slate, but their goals for the month look a little different from what they would have expected, given their preseason status as a division favorite.
"Right now, I don't even look at the record," said Konerko. "If you do look at the record, it's pretty simple, you just want to get to .500. You have to try to look at the big picture.
"Let's say we play the month of May and we're .500, you wouldn't count out a .500 team. Hopefully, we are better than that. No one would count you out of any divisional race if you're a .500 team at the end of May."
Manager Ozzie Guillen returned to the dugout on Sunday, saying he's grown weary of questions about bad starts.
"I'm tired of saying it's too early," said Guillen. "I get tired of telling myself it's too early. It's never too early. If you go out there and start saying stuff and pushing these guys, talking to those guys, then you say, 'Well, the manager is panicking. The coaches are panicking. The owners are panicking.'
"There is no way we are going to play this bad any longer. There is no way. We've done everything on the field to be terrible. Now, it's our time for the ball to bounce our way."