Ozzie Guillen probably has several slurs to describe them.
Dunn is hitting .165 and is on pace to have the worst average by a player qualifying for the batting title since 1909. For that reason, the designated hitter saw five fastballs right at his head when he stepped in for some pregame swings.
Unfortunately for the White Sox, Dunn was not struck in the face by any of the pitches. So they pulled their coach who throws batting practice and brought in fireballing reliever Sergio Santos, who was given a 100-pitch limit to injure Dunn and knock him out for the season or if lucky end his career.
"We've been trying to build up Sergio's arm strength for weeks to get ready for this day," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. "Is it good for a reliever to throw that many pitches? No. But if taking Adam out means we lose a reliever, too, I am okay with that. He's killed our whole team, what's one more player?"
They may have to start recording hit batters for catchers now, too.
It won't work anyway. She shoved film into the memory card slot.
Should have used your glove, guy. Should have used your glove.
No one would object to this.
Even Ozzie Guillen thinks this is a bit crude.
Merry f-cking Christmas, everyone.
Outfielder Manny Ramirez says he is excited to be back with the White Sox.
"I had some good years on this team," he said. "I think we even won a championship. Is [Carlos] Baerga still here? He's a good guy."
White Sox general manager Ken Williams has encouraged White Sox players and team employees not to correct Ramirez and explain that the White Sox are a completely different team than the Red Sox.
"When you're dealing with someone of Manny's cognitive deficiences, it's just best to keep him comfortable," said Williams.
That plan is working, as Ramirez is already feeling at home. "Everything feels the same as it used to," he said. "The only difference is that the manager, Tommy Franconya or whatever his name is he seems to curse a lot more. Which is cool."
The White Sox say they are working with local law enforcement to have breaking and entering charges dropped against Ramirez for an incident last night when he forced his way into a residence at 511 Chestnut Street.
"It's the address he lived at in Boston," said Williams. "He doesn't know any better. He said he was positive it was his house 'cause it had a door with a knob on it just like his house."
SportsPickle is previewing each MLB team in the lead up to Opening Day 2010. Today: Chicago White Sox (2009: 79-83, 3rd in AL Central)