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Updated: November 16, 2011 3:18PM



During an appearance Wednesday on Dan Patrick’s Fox Sports Radio show, White Sox catcher and Fox postseason analyst A.J. Pierzynski was asked about general manager Ken Williams’ surprising idea of replacing manager Ozzie Guillen with first baseman Paul Konerko , who would serve as player/manager.

“I thought that was hilarious,” ­Pierzynski said. “Konerko thinks everything through and analyzes until he’s blue in the face.

“He’d be out there playing first base missing balls in the third inning because he’d be worried about what the pitching matchup would be for the eighth inning.

“I texted him when I heard the rumor, and he wrote back, ‘Yeah, and you’ll be batting ninth.’ And I wrote back, ‘No, I’ll be demanding a trade.’ ’’

Williams avoided that scenario by hiring

Robin Ventura instead.



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