Monday, July 11, 2011

White Sox Despairing Over Far Less Than Dodgers' Plight

From "At midpoint, Sox's glass half-empty" at

Ozzie Guillen unwittingly gave the epitaph of this year's Chicago White Sox team before another Lazy Sunday on the South Side.

"We got a horse(bleep) team, but we got good people that play as hard they as can," the White Sox manager said before the team's 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

After the game, Guillen channeled good friend Carlos Zambrano with a more pithy summation of his team.

"We sucks," Guillen said to a couple reporters, flashing a gallows grin as he finished up his press conference.

Now that "All In" has been ultimately disproved, here's a new tagline for marketing guru Brooks Boyer's crew: "Nice Guys Finish Third. Maybe Fourth."

It's one thing after another with this band of misfit toys. Forget "Go Go White Sox," the theme song for the first half seems to be one long note from a sad trombone.

At 44-48, the third-place Sox are 70 games away from a merciful ending and another change in philosophy for an organization that can't make up its mind on how it wants to ultimately disappoint its fanbase.

The White Sox have a $128 million payroll (as opposed to the Dodgers' $120 million), but you'd think they'd never been four games under .500 before. You should try the lame-duck owner thing, guys. Just think how Ozzie would react.