Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Angry Ozzie

The Major League Baseball season is barely two weeks old and Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is already fired up. Frankly I would be too if my closer blew four saves in as many chances. 

The wanna-be closer Matt Thorton blew another save against the Oakland A's today which sent Guillen over the deep end. Really it doesn't take much, but he's had enough already.

"I might call Bobby Thigpen to help us," Guillen said.

That's vintage Guillen. Blunt and comical at the same time. Of course it gets better.

"When you have a bad bullpen, that's what happens. That's what happens," Guillen said.

"I don't have any closer. I don't," Guillen said. "You are just scratching your head and second-guess yourself what you are doing wrong, bringing people to the mound with three-run lead ... and we can't hold the lead. That's not a good sign. Have we got the people out there with the arms? Yes."

"Three-run lead and he said he can go. That's the reason we put him there," Guillen said.

Sounds like he's losing confidence in the bully already. If that's the case the White Sox will have to slug their way to big leads and hope that it holds up.

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