White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen might as well hang a “no comment” sign around his neck for the duration of Spring Training ; he’s already given the Sun-Times’ Chris DeLuca an entire month’s worth of meaty sound bites in one sitting.
”I’ll be cocky,” Guillen said Saturday as Sox pitchers and catchers held their first workout. ”If we win this year, I might run naked down Michigan Avenue like people expect me to do.”
‘I don’t give a [expletive] what people think about me,” Guillen said. ”I win 200 games in two years, and nobody ever mentions that. Well, if you’re not going to give me credit when the team wins … that made me think, ‘Wow, what kind of life are we living?’ My team wins 200 games, I didn’t have a losing season, and they treat me that way.
”Then if you’re a nice guy, they are going to treat you the same way. [Expletive] it, be an asshole then. I would rather be an asshole winning than be a nice guy [expletive] losing. Give me an asshole who can win, don’t give me a nice guy who can [expletive] lose.”
‘I go to other cities and I have [reporters] coming over just to see what Stupid is going to say,” Guillen said. ”You don’t think I don’t know that? I know that. We go to someplace like Anaheim or Seattle or even in Chicago, they want to know what he is going to say. Hey, at least you’re there. If you want to know something about me, [expletive] ask me.
”If my [stuff] sells papers every day and we win, well, I want to be on the front page every day,” Guillen said. ”As long as I don’t rape anybody, as long a I pay my taxes, I don’t beat my wife … if I am going to be on the front page of the newspaper because of [expletive] baseball, I will take that.