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VIDEO: Ozzie Guillen 'embarrassed' his team playing this way

Here is the post-game video of manager Ozzie Guillen after Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays.


Opening statement...

“Did you see the two ladies sleeping up there? That’s the freaking way I feel. I don’t blame them a bit they were sleeping there.”

“We should be embarrassed. I think we play tight. I think we’re waiting for something bad to happen. This game is about making things happen... The only way you survive out of this is get your head out of your butt and start to play, no looking behind somebody’s shoulder. Who can pick me up? What I can do? What I should do?”

“The talent is out there. We underachieved. I don’t think we played up to the caliber we should play. Bad at-bats, terrible at-bats, especially with men in scoring position. Bad managing, bad coaching, bad pitching. It’s a scramble of a lot of s---.  Put it that way.”

Q: Why are you being patient?

“I’ve been patient because I’ve seen this team play very well, but at the end of the day I think we should be ashamed. I’m ashamed of myself... I will take full, full blame about all this stuff. I don’t blame anybody because I’m the one who believes in the players. I’m the one who puts them in the best spot to succeed and they’re not, but at the end of the day guys got to do it.”

“It’s hard to replace 10 guys. That’s very hard... One guy gets three hits one day and the next day he’s 0-for-4 with a different approach. One guy throws the crap out of the ball one day and the next day he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Maybe it’s a lack of experience.”

Q: Did you have a meeting with the team?

“I had one last week. I look like Obama, having a meeting every freaking day. I’m not that type of manager. They never even see how I can get. That’s why I’ve tried to be patient, talking very normal here, but what I see is terrible. What I see is pathetic, including myself. I take the blame. I do take the blame, but in the meanwhile I have to see something different. There are a few people here that feel a little bit too comfortable and that’s going to change. I’m getting paid to win games and I’m not doing my job right now.”

“I always believe in this quote, I don’t know who said it: Bad teams have meetings, winning teams kick ass. That’s why we had three meetings the last three days, the last five days, because we’re not a good team right now.”

Q: Why didn't you talk to the players?

“I might say the wrong thing then tomorrow I will regret. I have a lot of kids in the clubhouse and I have to figure out how we’re going to talk to then. All of a sudden you say something, it’s not proper in that particular time, maybe they get worse or they get scared now because they have fights against them, fans and the manager.”

"If we are the problem, our coaching staff, myself is the problem, well, speak up. That’s easy. If you think we’re doing too much, we’re not doing enough, I’d like to hear, but they’re the ones who perform and we’re not performing the way we should."

Q: What happened in your meeting with your assistants?

"When I said how we can make this thing better, they rolled their eyes. That’s not a good sign. A lot of people are blaming coaches, blaming moves we make. We’re doing everything we can.

"That’s the first time in my life since I’m managing baseball, coaching, I had one of the players working batting practice with me. I mean, I care. It’s not because I don’t believe in Eduardo [Perez], it’s just because I had a few ideas. It’s the first time I ever did that."

Q: Are there enough leaders on the field? 

"No. It’s easy to lead the team when you’re hitting .390 and 100 home runs and pitching shutouts every day. Right now we don’t have anybody. It’s easy to lead the team when you’re a great player, but when you’re down on your knees begging for help, it’s hard to be a leader. I don’t need leaders. I need good  players. I need them to go out and perform the way they should. Everybody here,  I think they have good enough talent to compete at the big league level.

“I believe in myself. I believe in my coaching staff. They should believe in themselves too playing in the big league level. We’re not playing well? Well, do something about it. I hate this word: “We’ll get it tomorrow.” [Expletive] tomorrow. Get it now. Get it down. I don’t believe in tomorrow because tomorrow you don’t know what’s going to happen.”