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Ozzie Guillen says throw your glove in the trash

Ozzie's advice to Josh Fields:

The Sox don't expect Fields to emulate Crede's spectacular play at third base, but they do expect some improvement. Guillen, a standout shortstop during his playing days, already has advised Fields to "throw his glove in the trash.''

While it's too late in the season for Fields to follow that radical piece of advice, the rookie has been practicing with a much smaller glove. Crede also plays with a glove that looks more suitable for a Little Leaguer.

"(Guillen) just jokes around a lot, but he probably does want me to burn it," Fields said of his "big" glove. "Oh, well, it's what I'm comfortable with. I'm not going to go out there and play with the (small) glove I'm training with. When it comes down to it, you can't switch in the middle of the season. Maybe next year I'll come out with a smaller glove."

Why switch to a small glove?

"It makes you stay down on balls," Fields said. "That's my problem."


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