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Guillen: “I’m embarrassed”

Posted by: Kevin Devaney Jr. - Posted in Misc on Aug 29, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This is Josh again. I’ll have a postgame wrap later, but here’s what Ozzie Guillen said after watching Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin one-hit his fading club:

“I’m embarrassed. I think that everyone in that locker room should be embarrassed. You have to start second-guessing yourself when you go out and have more errors than hits in a game. We have veteran players and I have respect for them and appreciate what they have done for me in the past, but this is Major League Baseball. We’re better than this. Right now it feels like we’re stealing money from Jerry (Reinsdorf). I’m stealing money from Jerry. The mountains only get higher every night.”

“I feel like I am the one that should be blamed. And I know that I am the one’s who’s going to get the blame, but you have to give me some ammunition. Give me something that I can use to defend you. Right now that’s not happening.”

On Jose Contreras: “Jose threw another bad game. It feels like we have been watching the same movie with him for three months now. And I love Jose, but he is pitching bad. But we had no choice other than to go to him today. I keep giving him chances and giving him the ball every fifth day, but he is not pitching well.”

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36 Responses to “Guillen: “I’m embarrassed””

  1. Carl August 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    lol I love this guy

  2. Free Mike Vick August 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    jeez…someone put Ozzie on suicide watch!

  3. John Sterling August 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    FIRE LONN TROST

  4. S.A.--Serenity Now August 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Ozzie needs a hug

  5. Scorpio August 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Boy, the truth hurts. Glad I’m not a White Sox fan.

  6. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Guillen should be embarrassed. Not because of how the team is playing, but, because of putting crap like that out to the media. Perhaps he should rake the team over the clubhouse instead….or, at least before shooting his mouth off to the media. I notice that he’s not embarrassed to keep cashing stolen checks twice a month.

  7. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    My g-d Ozzie is entertaining.

    That said, I’d take Swisher over Ozzie any day.

  8. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Ozzie is not down with OPPC.

  9. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Perhaps he should rake the team over ***coals in*** the clubhouse instead

  10. Tarheelyank August 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Sorry Joe, no way Jeter was bunting for a hit.

  11. pat August 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    “but you have to give me some ammunition.”

    Kenny Williams with tire marks on his back?

  12. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    pat
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    “but you have to give me some ammunition.”

    Kenny Williams with tire marks on his back?

    ————————————————————

    It never looks good to spend the boss’ $100 mil in late late season pickups and then tank it anyway.

  13. pat August 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Meltdown Ozzie is more amusing than Embarrassed Ozzie. :sad:

  14. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    “Guillen should be embarrassed. Not because of how the team is playing, but, because of putting crap like that out to the media. Perhaps he should rake the team over the clubhouse instead….or, at least before shooting his mouth off to the media. I notice that he’s not embarrassed to keep cashing stolen checks twice a month.”

    Like I said in the game post, the guy is entertaining if you are not a White Sox fan, but you can’t respect what he says when he throws his team under the bus in public. Why Kenny Williams hasn’t fired this clown is beyond me.

  15. Mike August 29th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    The Chi Sox should have way more wins with all the talent they have.

    An offense of Posednik, Dye, Thome, Konerko, Quinten, Rios, AJ, Ramirez

    A rotation with Burhlee, Danks, Floyd

    A pen with Jenks-Thorton-Dotel in the late innings

  16. RhapsodyInBlue August 29th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Ozzie, get to the point.

  17. Ramon August 29th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    He is like Hank Steinbrenner… fun and entertaining for the public to make fun of, embarrassing if he is the spokesperson for your team.

  18. Bronx Jeers August 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “I feel like I am the one that should be blamed. And I know that I am the one’s who’s going to get the blame, but you have to give me some ammunition. Give me something that I can use to defend you. Right now that’s not happening.”

    I don’t think he’s referring to players. Those he has. He’s talking about performances.

  19. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Laura
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    “Guillen should be embarrassed. Not because of how the team is playing, but, because of putting crap like that out to the media. Perhaps he should rake the team over the clubhouse instead….or, at least before shooting his mouth off to the media. I notice that he’s not embarrassed to keep cashing stolen checks twice a month.”

    Like I said in the game post, the guy is entertaining if you are not a White Sox fan, but you can’t respect what he says when he throws his team under the bus in public. Why Kenny Williams hasn’t fired this clown is beyond me.

    ————————————————————

    Williams isn’t blameless, either. When you ship out of your best your left handed arms plus others for a “maybe” contract worth over 30 mil and another 55 mil for an outfielder that you don’t need, you’d better have been salting away those uncashed paychecks, because rain is on the way. Chris Richards will end up being what Danks and Floyd have been. Chicago needs Richards this year more than they need a gamble like Peavy.

  20. rb August 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    pat August 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    “but you have to give me some ammunition.”

    Kenny Williams with tire marks on his back?

    ———————————
    I read it that way at first but he’s ripping the team not the GM. The rest of the quote…

    “Give me something that I can use to defend you. Right now that’s not happening.”

  21. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    “The Chi Sox should have way more wins with all the talent they have.”

    You would think. However, they are a very bad defensive team. Hawk said during the WGN broadcast that they lead the majors in errors. My friends who are White Sox fans tell me that they are also horrible with RISP.

  22. JK August 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Milton Bradley has killed the Mets

  23. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “I’m stealing money from Jerry.{Reinsdorf}”

    Ozzie don’t you know that comment will likely get you fired and imprisoned for embezzelment!!!!!

    Bruney, Mitre, Gaudin come thru unexpectedly- is this an aberration, or are they trying harder to make the post season roster and get a full share of the WS winnings?????

  24. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Sorry, my error. That’s Clayton Richard.

  25. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    “Chicago needs Richards this year more than they need a gamble like Peavy.”

    Kenny is one of those guys that falls in love with a player and will get him regardless of whether it makes sense or not. Remember last year when he got Griffey, Jr? Why? Because he’s had a man crush on him for years and the opportunity presented itself. It ended up being a waste of both of their time. It’s the same with Peavy. He wanted him and got him, even though Peavy really didn’t want to come to the AL. How do you think that’s going to work out?

    Mark my words – the Peavy and Rios deals are both going to come back and bite Williams on his rear end.

  26. Laura August 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “Milton Bradley has killed the Mets”

    That’s not going to stop the Cubs fans from booing him. He’s hitting well against a team playing a AAA lineup. That’s going to go over well. :)

  27. Kiko Jones August 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Hey, at least Ozzie doesn’t sugar coat it. It’s refreshing to hear a mgr be honest and not give the usual “Well, we gave it 110% but it wasn’t in the cards for us” response or some variation thereof.

  28. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Laura
    August 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    “Chicago needs Richards this year more than they need a gamble like Peavy.”

    Kenny is one of those guys that falls in love with a player and will get him regardless of whether it makes sense or not. Remember last year when he got Griffey, Jr? Why? Because he’s had a man crush on him for years and the opportunity presented itself. It ended up being a waste of both of their time. It’s the same with Peavy. He wanted him and got him, even though Peavy really didn’t want to come to the AL. How do you think that’s going to work out?

    Mark my words – the Peavy and Rios deals are both going to come back and bite Williams on his rear end.

    ————————————————————

    It’s going to be an ugly winter in Chicago this year. On both sides of town.

  29. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Kiko Jones
    August 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    Hey, at least Ozzie doesn’t sugar coat it. It’s refreshing to hear a mgr be honest and not give the usual “Well, we gave it 110% but it wasn’t in the cards for us” response or some variation thereof.

    ————————————————————

    I’m sure that will play well with his vets like Thome, Konerko, Posadnek, Dye and Pierszyski as well as his young rookies. BS like this has a Billy Martin shelf life….about two years.

  30. haiku-man August 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    His vets gave him nada,nothing,zero,and allowed the ES to own them!

    You should hear how La Russa talks when the Cards slump and loses games,he pouts and calls out players.Maybe it’s a midwest thing.

  31. Shari August 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Ozzie was very articulate and on point with his criticisms here. Its a shame what’s happened to BOTH baseball teams in Chi-Town this year. I was really holding hope for the Cubbies. If the Yanx can’t pull it off, I hope for the Cubs. Its a real shame. But that’s baseball.

  32. haiku-man August 29th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    meant RS

  33. haiku-man August 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    So far it’s between the Giants and the Yankees that have interest in Penny,as per mlbtraderumors.Jon Heyman of SI,opines the NL is a better fit for him.

  34. Johnny D. August 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Being 1-hit by these two guys is VERY embarrassing.

  35. Awais August 29th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    this guy is a jerk

  36. Jonathan B August 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Ok, so I have a question for the blog posters here…

    If you had to pick, considering all there were absolutely awful today, which is the aspect of the game the White Sox played THE WORST Saturday?
    A) Pitching (10 runs allowed!)
    B) Hitting (1 — ONE — hit in 9 innings, against basically our two worst pitchers)
    C) Defense (3 errors)

    Every time I think I have my answer, I look at the other two and realize I’m back to where I started ;)

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