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07/08/10 4:00 PM ET

Konerko: Thank you, White Sox fans

White Sox fans,

To everyone who voted for me during this All-Star Final Vote race -- Thank you.

It is incredibly humbling to know that millions of fans around the country, and even the world, care enough and think enough of my performance on the baseball field to vote on my behalf. White Sox fans are the greatest and my family and I truly appreciate the show of support over the last few days. I have enjoyed the privilege of being an All-Star three other times, and it is always an honor to even be considered as being among the best at your profession.

When you start a baseball season in April, your focus is never on your own stats or on personal accomplishments like making the All-Star team. Your focus is on winning. I'm already looking forward to the second half of this season and helping the White Sox reach the postseason once again.

Thank you for all of the votes and Go Sox!

Paul Konerko

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