Twins give Paul Konerko enormous bottle of wine as retirement gift
If you've been caught up in the hum and buzz of Derek Jeter's farewell tour, it's easy to forget about another of the game's greats who will also be retiring at season's end. Paul Konerko, who announced earlier this year that he would not be returning to baseball in 2015, was honored for his 16-year career in a ceremony before Wednesday's game at Target Field with an enormous bottle of wine.
The six-liter bottle of 2005 cabernet sauvignon was chosen to represent the year the White Sox won the World Series, aided in no small part by Konerko's Game 2 grand slam. He also received a $10,000 donation to a charity he supports, the Bring Me Home Campaign, which helps foster children.
So, Derek Jeter might have a pinstriped paddleboard and enough classic stadium parts to make his own Frankenstein ballpark, but Paul Konerko has a bottle of wine the size of a baby. Which gift would you use more?