View Full Version : A couple blurbs from Seattle Times on Sox offseason

02-16-2005, 02:03 AM
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2002179313_majors14.htmlBluntest quote of winter

Ozzie Guillen, White Sox manager. Alluding to departed outfielder Carlos Lee, who angered the organization by shying away from contact at second base in a key game with Minnesota after the Twins' Torii Hunter had flattened catcher Jamie Burke at the plate, Guillen said: "We had a guy go into second base as if his wife were turning the double play."Five most significant trades

5. OF Carlos Lee to Brewers from White Sox for OF Scott Podsednik, RHP Luis Vizcaino and 1B Travis Hinton. This could be the proverbial trade that helps both teams. The White Sox get a 70-steal leadoff man and a useful reliever in Vizcaino, while the Brewers get a bona fide slugger in Lee (.305, 30 HR, 99 RBI).

02-16-2005, 07:11 AM
Great find. If nothing else, no one can ever say Ozzie doesn't speak his mind. That quote and the comments to Harris tell me he's a player's manager. You don't show up to play, you don't play.

Rocky Soprano
02-16-2005, 08:38 AM
At SoxFest on Sunday during the Q & A session Ozzie said pretty much the same thing but he said that the player went in to second like his momma was turning the double play.