Ozzie Guillen was Ozzie Guillen in his pregame availability a few minutes ago. And, as is always the case, there was a refreshing lack of polish in his comments about the tail-spinning White Sox. Brett Ballantini of CSN Chicago reports:
“I’m not making any excuses: We suck … Maybe our players don’t feel the same way, but we do. We care about this ballclub. Every time we lose a game [the coaches feel like] we fail … Our salary sucks. The only reward we have as coaches is winning … Every day you have to go out and fight, go and fight like a man. That’s why a lot of coaches drink, smoke, have ulcers. I don’t have any of those. This week, I haven’t even touched a beer yet.”
I’m not sure if the part about not touching a beer yet means that he’s so calm that he’s not driven to drink or if it means that he’s so upset that he’s been too occupied to drink.