Immediately after getting tossed from Monday's home opener, Ozzie Guillen seemed surprisingly aware of the consequences surrounding his usual shoot-from-the-hip tone and the sticky situation of getting run from a game.
"I'm not going to waste my time talking about that guy," said Guillen. "One thing about this business, we're playing real well right now and if I say exactly what's on my mind, I might lose a couple of days and I don't want to do that to this ballclub.
"We're playing good. I need to be there for them. I already did what I did, but it's one thing about baseball. Now, every time you say something you feel, you let the club down. I'm going to keep it to myself."
Of course, he closed his post-game presser with the note that he had set aside an I'm Blowing Off Some Steam fund of sorts as well.
"I'm here for my players," Guillen added. "If I think my players didn't get the right call, then it's my job to protect them. I didn't like a couple calls and I went out. If I have to contribute to Major League Baseball a lot of money, I have $100,000 on the side to pay."
It should come as no surprise that Guillen has "been fined an undisclosed amount" today, which, no doubt, will draw some further comments from Guillen.