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That’s Ozzie Guillen, sounding off against people like me who still can’t fathom why Jim Thome is a Twin.
There’s a lot of bluster and expletives and there’s a Jermaine Dye strawman in there somewhere, but this is the key excerpt for me:
“How many games did we win against the National League [in interleague play], 15?” Guillen said. “Every time we had Jim Thome here, we couldn’t play him against the National League. Why won’t anybody give me credit for that one? We won 15 games. And Jimbo had one, two at-bats every time we played those guys. And we made this run because we played good against the National League. We got hot then.”
This is a perfectly cromulent point. In fact, let me check how many more National League teams the Sox have left on the schedule. Excuse me for one moment.
Well, this is weird. Maybe I’m reading the schedule wrong, but it appears that there are ZERO games against NL teams on the schedule.
In a bizarre turn, the White Sox have 42 games remaining, and every one of them is against an American League team. This is certainly alarming, because the Sox are a below-.500 team against the AL (50-52).
If only they had designed their roster for the league to which they belong … but who could have foreseen these complications?
(Oh, and there’s also the matter that the White Sox didn’t play Thome in any of the nine games in NL parks this year, and seemed to do OK. So… yeah.)