Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko spoke with Cal Ripken Jr. and his brother, Billy, Friday, about the 2013 season and his potential retirement on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio.

The White Sox team captain and six-time All-Star opened up about the struggles his team has endured throughout the season, as Chicago has already clinched their worst loss total in 23 years.

“This has been the toughest season since, you know, I signed a professional contract in ’94,” Konerko said. “The other years, you know, it wasn’t this. We competed into, at worst, late August, early September.”

Konerko, whose MLB future has served as consistent media fodder, discussed about whether he plans to retire at season’s end.

“Right now, it’s getting through the next 10 days,” Konerko said. “Then go home, and try to figure it all out.”

The 2005 World Series champion also talked about Yankees’ pitcher Andy Pettitte, and the greater significance of winning for older players.

Ripken Baseball with Cal and Bill Ripken is live Fridays from noon to 2 pm ET on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio, Sirius channel 209 and XM channel 89.

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