If you're still worried about the White Sox in the AL Central, you might have to get in line behind Ozzie Guillen. He's worried, too. But in kind of a different way. Here's Ozzie after his team lost 10-0 to the Yankees yesterday:
"I'm embarrassed. And everybody in that room should be embarrassed. If they're not embarrassed, they got the wrong job or they're stealing money from baseball. I feel like I'm stealing the money from Jerry. And that's a shame. When you got more errors than hits, you better look yourself in the mirror and start second-guess yourself. But I'm second-guessing myself right now, making the wrong lineup every day. I second-guess myself bringing in the wrong guys to pitch."
"I was looking at the Little League game this morning, 11 to 13, and they were playing better than we did. It was more fun. It gets to the point where you are a veteran player and I have a lot of respect for them, and you appreciate what they do for you in the past, but this is not major league baseball, sorry."
"If they don't feel the way I feel right now, they're full of [crap] because there's no doubt in my mind we're better than this. But I think it gets to the point where it is what it is. And my hope is getting less and less. It's a long mound, and the mound is getting higher and higher every night. And if we're going to climb to the top, maybe they need a cable car to get up there. But they're not going to walk up there. [Bleep] it. They don't. I'm not a loser or a negative guy, but I'm really realistic. That's my problem in the past when I'm so realistic and people get mad at me and they don't like the way I do stuff or the way I talk. Well, if you don't want me to talk that way, [bleepin'] play better.
(via Joe Cowley in the Chicago Sun-Times)
And this was before Jake Peavy left his rehab start early, feeling tightness in his right elbow. What would Ozzie have said then?
Peavy was scheduled for six innings or 100 pitches, whichever came first. He made it through 3.1 innings and 68 pitches, giving up two runs and four hits.