"I'm sure he'll make it humorous. You got to be ready. He might throw an eephus pitch or something like that," said Konerko with a laugh. "He's not afraid to screw around out there.
"I know Mark. He'll have fun with it. It will be tough to keep a straight face for I'm sure a pitch or two."
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