PHOENIX -- John Danks wasn't the only one who survived a scare regarding a struck baseball making a connection during Saturday's 6-2 victory over the D-backs. Paul Konerko's brother and father were hit with the same foul ball over the White Sox dugout during a seventh-inning Brent Lillibridge at-bat, but the captain reported no serious family injuries.
"My brother stuck his hand in front of my dad, trying to get it, and his thumb is pretty swollen," Konerko said. "And then my dad kind of got it through the hands off the chin. But they are both fine.
"And my mom was talking through the whole thing and didn't see anything," added Konerko with a smile. "When that ball went over the dugout, I almost didn't even want to look up there. I knew that was where they were sitting and I figured my mom wouldn't be paying attention. So, we dodged a bullet. My brother's thumb is black and blue. That's no big deal, compared to what it could have been."