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White Sox Would Not Be Favored in Little League World Series—Just Ask Ozzie

CHICAGO - JUNE 20:  Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Chicago White Sox talks to the media before the game against the Chicago Cubs on June 20, 2008 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the White Sox 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Midwest Sports FansAnalyst IAugust 30, 2009

No one who roots for the White Sox is happy right now.  And that’s an understatement.

I was already despondent heading into today’s game against the Yankees, but was at least excited that the game would be on WGN so I could watch it down here in Dallas. 

After watching Sergio Mitre and a reliever one-hit the White Sox, I wish I hadn’t wasted my time watching. And Ozzie Guillen apparently feels the same way.

A sampling of Ozzie Guillen’s comments after today’s Yankees loss for the White Sox, from

“I feel like I’m stealing money from Jerry, and that’s a shame. When you have more errors than hits, you better look yourself in the mirror and second-guess yourself. I’m second-guessing myself right now, making the wrong lineup every day. I watched Little League this morning…they were playing better than we did. At least it was more fun. This is not major-league baseball, sorry.”

“There’s no doubt in my mind we’re better than this. But you get to a point where it is what it is. And my hope is getting less and less. It’s a long mountain, and the mountain 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.”

Ozzie also discussed his frustration in having no option other than Jose Contreras to throw out there every fifth day. We all remember and love Jose for his incredible contributions in 2005, and it’s sad to see such a great champion struggling so badly.

It’s also sad to see a team with so much potential, and such a great chance to defend its AL Central crown, flush it down the tubes with its continued inconsistency and ineptitude. 

We can only hope for better things tomorrow. And as they say, momentum is tomorrow’s starting pitcher.  Unfortunately for the White Sox, that isn’t yet Jake Peavy…it’s Freddy Garcia. As with Contreras, we all remember Freddy from 2005. Freddy in 2009?


And that pretty much sums up the last week of White Sox baseball.

: Jake Peavy left today’s rehab start early. Great.

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