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Quote of the Day: Ozzie Guillen on Jim Thome

Aug 19, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

Ozzie Guillen didn't want a DH this season. His DH from last season killed the Sox on Tuesday night. Let's see how Ozzie responds to questions about that!

“For all those people there saying it was my fault about Jim Thome, yes
it’s my fault. If those people don’t like that, f— them.”

Ozzie Guillen, speaking before yesterday’s game about how his reluctance to have a DH-only player on his roster this season prevented Jim Thome from re-signing with the White Sox. Guillen went on an extended and confusing rant about how Jermaine Dye was better than Jim Thome for the Sox, yet no one complains about him not being there. OK, dude.

For the record, Thome is hitting .273/.391/.593 for the year with 17 homers in 253 plate appearances. White Sox DHs — Mark Kotsay, Andruw Jones, Juan Pierre, and Omar Vizquel — are hitting .239/.308/.411 with 16 homers in 459 plate appearances.

  1. Professor Dave - Aug 19, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    Jermaine Dye, on the other hand, has a perfect line this season.

  2. Kiwicricket - Aug 19, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Not true, he bogeyed the 14th.

  3. Simon DelMonte - Aug 19, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Great. Now Tony Dungy is going to come after Ozzie for his potty mouth.
    (Question for fans of both baseball and that other sport: is Rex Ryan currently the Ozzie Guillen of the NFL?)

  4. Kevin S. - Aug 19, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    He’s more like a half dozen Ozzie Guillen’s, but yeah.

  5. BC - Aug 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Any team that has a 58 year old shortstop, a washed-up outfielder, and a speedy singles hitter that can’t run any more as 3/4 of your DH platoon deserves what it gets.
    PS. Gotta love me some Ozzie, though! He rocks!

  6. bgrant - Aug 19, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    I hope Ozzie Guillen never retires.

  7. Pisano - Aug 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    I left an earlier post about Ozzie sticking his foot in his mouth , I no sooner posted it and here Ozzie comes with the F-bomb . Ya gotta love em , again he has the intellect of a three minute egg . Good luck Ozzie on your next job . I think the writing is on the wall .

  8. Old Gator - Aug 19, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Dear Buddha, I hope that writing isn’t “Feesh.”

  9. bbeer - Aug 19, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    No, Ozzie Guillen knows exactly what he’s saying when he says it.
    Rex is a moron who has no clue.

  10. walk - Aug 19, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Worst manager ever.

  11. Pisano - Aug 19, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Ya never know Gator .

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