Ozzie Guillen pukes every time he goes to Wrigley

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I
don’t know how White Sox fans feel about things, but those of us who
don’t care if they win or lose never, ever want Ozzie Guillen to be
fired, because if he was, a true national treasure would be lost. Here’s Guillen yesterday on the Sox’ annual trek to Wrigley Field:

“But
one thing about Wrigley Field, I puke every time I go there. That’s
just to be honest. And if Cub fans don’t like the way I talk about
Wrigley Field, it’s just Wrigley Field. I don’t say anything about the
fans or anything now. But Wrigley Field, they got to respect my
opinion. That’s the way I feel.”

I went to Wrigley Field and
sat in the bleachers once, and I can tell you: Many Cubs fans puke when
they go there too. Though it probably has less to do with the
architecture than it does the Old Style.

Ozzie also has an
opinion about former teammate Jack McDowell, who had some harsh words
in his blog (McDowell has a blog? Really?) for Guillen’s treatment of
rookie Gordon Beckham:

I know Chicago better than Jack
McDowell. I know Chicago better than (Gordon) Beckham. I just try to
get fans and media to let this kid alone and let him play the game.
It’s kind of funny because everyone has their opinion and you think
people who know about baseball, all of a sudden surprise you that they
don’t. When people have little knowledge about the game, all of a
sudden you turn around like, ‘oh, I guess he don’t know (bleep) about
baseball.’ “

Ozzie Guillen is totally the best.

Giancarlo Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby title

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The Marlins announced on Sunday that outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby title when the city of Miami host’s the All-Star Game festivities next month.

Stanton, 27, defeated Todd Frazier in the finals of last year’s Home Run Derby at Petco Park, hitting 20 home runs to Frazier’s 13. Stanton hit a total of 61 home runs in the Derby. This will be the third Home Run Derby in which Stanton has participated.

Stanton also went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to help the Marlins defeat the Cubs 4-2 on Sunday. He’s now batting .274/.357/.551 with 20 home runs and 49 RBI in 311 plate appearances.

Aaron Hicks to go on the disabled list with an oblique injury

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks left Sunday’s game against the Rangers after four innings due to soreness in his right oblique. After the game, Hicks said he expects to go on the 10-day disabled list and miss the next three to four weeks, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports.

Hicks was 1-for-2 with a single before departing on Sunday. He entered the game batting .288/.397/.515 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 198 plate appearances. It is by far the best season of his career.

Jacoby Ellsbury is on his way back from a concussion, so the Yankees will only have to bridge the gap in center field for a week or two. Mason Williams could draw some starts in center field in the meantime.