As part of our full service preview, we have a very special treat for you all. We sat down with (ok he e-mailed us) former White Sox Catcher Ron Karkovice for a few simple questions. Ron was nice enough to provide us with a few simple answers. This simple man was the 14th overall selection in 1982 (the year we were born). We remember spending a lot of time watching ‘Kark’ on WGN growing up when the White Sox were on cable only slightly less then the Atlanta Braves. We also remember vividly Kark striking out 5 times on Opening Day in 1996 (he drew Randy Johnson that day). He’s the only guy we remember doing that in a game. So without further waiting, here’s 10 questions with Ron Karkovice just as they were fed:
Who was your best friend in baseball or did you have a teammate that you enjoyed playing with most?
What was it like playing with Frank Thomas?
it was great to watch him hit every day
Who was the toughest big league pitcher you ever faced and what made it so tough?
dave stieb could not pick up the ball
Do you still follow the Sox or watch a lot of baseball? Who’s your pick for the World Series this season?
yes – everybody thinks new york will win i dont think so
Do you have any good Carlton Fisk or Tom Seaver stories? both former teammates of yours?
You played your whole career in the Windy City, what did you like most about Chicago?
the fans and the city
What was your favorite road city to play in?
Would you vote for Roger Clemens to get in the Hall of Fame?
i would have to think abouit that
What are your interests other than baseball?
What is the thing you miss most about being a big leaguer?
well my team mats
……….Ron Karkovice Ladies and Gentleman.