So, following Wednesday’s nauseating 2-1 loss to the Royals-and more specifically – to the “I’ve played for 10 teams in 13 years” Bruce Chen, Ozzie Guillen reacted the way….well the way you’d expect Ozzie Guillen to react after a 2-1 loss against the “I’ve played for 10 teams in 13 years” Bruce Chen.
I typically do not simply post links to videos, or post someone else’s writing-but I made an exception for this Ozzie rant, for in classic Ozzie fashion, he bluntly and humoursly channels the frustrations of Sox fans everywhere. So without further ado-you can find the video of Ozzie’s verbal tirade here and below is a transcript featuring some of its highlights (courtesy CSN Chicago):
“There’s nothing more painful than losing the f—— game against Bruce Chen once again,” Guillen spat, without even taking a first question postgame. “F—— pathetic. [We had] no f—— energy. We just go through the motions. We take the day off today instead of tomorrow.”
“If we go to Cleveland [beginning on Friday] and play the way we did in Kansas City, it’s going to be a f—— long-ass, God—— July,” he continued. “Nothing against Bruce Chen, I have a lot of respect for this kid. But our approach at the plate, that’s not a good club out there. F— it. I’m tired of protecting people … I take my s— back, what I said in Detroit. I take it back. This thing about ‘one day at a time.’ One day we’re good, three days we’re bad. We don’t have energy in the dugout. [We had a] horses— approach at the plate for the 90th time.”
“F—. If we go to Cleveland the way we go [in Kansas City], good luck. We’re wasting our money on this club if we go to Cleveland the way we were here,” Guillen said. “That’s the team we’ve had all year long—that’s the club. [People think] I talk s— because I ‘have’ to talk s—. No, I don’t. I talk s— because of what I see. All I see is very bad. Nothing against Chen, nothing against the Kansas City pitching staff—they’re good. They’ve got a young ballclub.
“But the way we go about our business here [was] horses—. [The team] can say whatever they want to say. If we go to Cleveland that way, and [then] we’ve got to play New York, Boston and Detroit? Good luck.”
Before he cut off his two-minute tirade, Guillen threw out a single olive branch: “Oh, and John Danks pitched well.”
Be Good Friends,