Ozzie rips Ramirez

Ozzie rips Ramirez

Posted by scotgreg on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 18:31
Ozzie Guillen was happy the White Sox overcame a 4-0 deficit Thursday and beat the Dodgers 6-5 in 13 innings at U.S. Cellular Field. But he was tired after the game, and Ozzie was not happy with shortstop Alexei Ramirez. When his players make errors, Ozzie usually rushes to their defense. But he didn’t like anything about the 2 muffs Ramirez made vs. Los Angeles, upping his season error total to 8. “I never criticize my players for making errors on the field, I never will,” Ozzie said. “But when you make a lazy error, that really (ticks) me off.” Ozzie benched Ramirez earlier in the season when he wasn’t hitting. If the defense doesn’t improve soon, Ramirez might be back in the doghouse. “I thought he was a better shortstop than me,” Ozzie said. “I made a big mistake when I said in January he's going to be a better shortstop than Ozzie Guillen. I never thought I was that bad.”
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