The Bald Truth
With Braves skipper-for-life Bobby Cox finally planning to retire after next season, Ozzie Guillen hopes he can manage the White Sox for two decades or more. Ozzie, of course, didn't stop there, adding (as only Ozzie could have):
"Wish I be like three guys ... Tony, Torrez, Lou Piniella and Bobby Cox."
OK, first, he was referring to Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, in case you didn't get it.
Second, unless my abacus is on the fritz, I believe Ozzie might have miscounted just a little.
It's like Robert De Niro's Jack Walsh told Charles Grodin's Jonathan Mardukas in Midnight Run:
"Here come two words for you: Shut the f--- up!"
Again, is there any wonder why I ranked Guillen so high in yesterday's post about my 15 most memorable Chicago sports figures?
You knew I ranked him that high because you read every word of that long blog, right? I mean, it's not like you had anything better to do!
Oh wait, I'm the one who has nothing better to do. I always get us confused.
The Balder Truth
Not exactly sure what this means, but Jim Thome's name is still above his former locker in the corner of the White Sox clubhouse.
He's a great guy, one of the best, but come on! He didn't die.
Move on, boys.
THE BALDEST TRUTH
Ozzie said "nothing positive" has come out of the White Sox season - not Gordon Beckham's meteoric rise, not Scott Podsednik's surprise comeback, nothing.
"If you don't make the playoffs, it's a wasted year."
By extension, that means Sox fans wasted every cent they spent on tickets. So naturally, Guillen and his players will rebate their salaries so Jerry Reinsdorf can give every ticket-buyer a full refund.