Ozzie's tired being positive:
"I'm the only guy who has to sit here every day and talk to you about this ballclub, but it's a joke. It's the truth. We have to apologize to the fans who show up to watch this thing. I'm tired of watching this, day in and day out. You thought I was a good manager? Well, look at me now. I'm not that good, then. You are as good as your players are. We are all here together. I have faith, and you have 35,000 fans in the stands who have faith and believe in us, but I don't think the players believe in themselves. The players should feel the same way I do. Day in and day out, it's the same stuff and I'm tired [of] it. ... I'm tired of being positive. I'm tired of being the [rah-rah] guy and 'Let's go, let's go, let's go. If I have to be the guy they don't want me to be, I will be. Blame the players, too. I take the blame because I run the ballclub, but once in a while. ... Every move I make is the wrong move. Why? Because they aren't supporting me and doing the things they're supposed to do."
"I still believe in myself, and I still believe in this team and think there is time to get the ship righted," Pierzynski said. "I understand Ozzie is upset and he has a right to be. We haven't played up to expectations. But I still believe we have the right people here to try to win."
According to Guillen, center fielder Darin Erstad should be back in the starting lineup Friday.Watch out!