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Old 06-29-2011, 01:10 AM
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Default Ozzie Says Rios Has Dogged Before

Does anybody recall any other times that Ozzie is alluding to with Rios?

ď(He / Rios) donít run the bases. Thatís why I got him out of the game. Itís not the (first time) itís happened.Ē

"They donít run the bases, they donít want to play or tired or hurt, that reputation comes with me and I have a great reputation in this (bleeping) game to do (the right) way. They donít run the bases, theyíre out of the game. I donít give a (bleep) if itís (Paul) Konerko or Adam Dunn or anyone.

"If you donít play the game right, youíre out of the game.Ē


Just my opinion but it seems the Sox "haven't been playing the game right" for the past few years when it comes simple fundamentals....why is that an issue now Ozzie?

And you wonder if the frustration is starting to come to a head in that clubhouse...wonder if (or when) a pitcher is going to pop off about this ****ty offense.

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Old 06-29-2011, 01:27 AM
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I remember Ozzie doing this before, but that was way back in 2006 and Uribe failed to run on a pop-out.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:34 AM
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The horse is out of the barn, Ozzie, and you're the one who opened it.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:56 AM
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Maybe Ozzie should be benched. He should have been fired back in May.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:12 AM
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There have been plenty of occasions where Rios has taken questionable routes to balls and failed to run out groundballs that he MIGHT have beaten out. The best example I could think of was when Buerhle started against Verlander in Detroit. It took Rios at least one second to get a break on the ball and he dove and it bounced off his glove.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:33 AM
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Rios has dogged it plenty of times this year. Kudos to Ozzie for finally doing something about it. IIRC, one of the knocks on Rios when the Sox acquired him for nothing was the scouts said he plays like he doesn't care.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:45 AM
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Finally some one else calls out Rios! He can't hit, he can't steel bases, he's slightly above average in the field and he dogs it. I've always felt that the Sox would be better off without Rios.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:03 AM
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Good to see Ozzie do this. He's been beyond patient with these guys, moving them around the order, playing them, giving them days off, etc. and nothing has worked.

At some point the player has to take responsibility for not playing the way he can. Something tells me the closed door meeting with Ozzie and Dunn yesterday may have had something to do with that too.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:04 AM
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Ozzie claims to have so much respect for the game yet his actions say something else. Shut up and leave to Florida already.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:07 AM
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Ozzie claims to have so much respect for the game yet his actions say something else. Shut up and leave to Florida already.
You're real consistent with your criticism.

We win - Fire Ozzie
We lose - Fire Ozzie
Patience with the players - Fire Ozzie
Finally pointing the finger at the lack of effort - Fire Ozzie.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:11 AM
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You're real consistent with your criticism.

We win - Fire Ozzie
We lose - Fire Ozzie
Patience with the players - Fire Ozzie
Finally pointing the finger at the lack of effort - Fire Ozzie.
You're real consistent with making excuses for Ozzie.
Ozzie is the man! Woot Woot!

If you are content with this team, so be it.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:28 AM
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You're real consistent with making excuses for Ozzie.
Ozzie is the man! Woot Woot!

If you are content with this team, so be it.
No, I'm not content with this team. But the answer to everything isn't to fire the manager. Do you really think that this team as it's currently constructed would be any different for another manager?

Some of you would love to blow the whole thing up, but I'd rather have even a maddeningly inconsistent and underachieving team (with solid pitching) and a chance to turn it around over a 100 loss "kids can't play" team again.

Ozzie's trying to get this team going, and he's tried every trick in the book, and some not in the book. Well, other than that blow-up doll...
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:58 AM
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As much as I would like to bash Ozzie, anything Rios related points directly to KW. Shocking that a contract picked up toward the end of the waiver line isn't working out. All picking up someone else's trash does is make it your trash. I remember my Dad referring to the Sox as "the bums" when they were losing (70-80s) It wasn't entirely accurate because they were mostly just bad. Rios, on the other hand, is your prototype "bum" athlete.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:53 AM
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Last year, Rios played a great centerfield...we were saying he was the best Sox centerfielder in memory. This year,not so much.

Last year,Pierre had the fewest errors in the league in the outfield,and he was 2nd in the league in defensive WAR. This year, he was bad early,but last nite he made a very good diving catch to save runs.

Carlos tries hard out in right,and has not really hurt us that much this year.

Lilly has made several great plays,but last nite he seemed to be suffering altitude sickness. Out of sorts.

Ozzie's fault? Nah. The Sox have hustled for Ozzie. Last year we were extolling how Rios glides to the ball so gracefully,this year, that gliding has turned into ''not hustling''. I think it is just his upright way of running that looks like he is not digging for it. Last nite,clearly,Ozzie saw something,and benched him...good for Ozzie. Wakeup call.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:08 AM
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Ahh, more refreshing feel-good stories to read about our team.
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