It's not difficult to see why Ozzie was frustrated. In addition to his team only managing five hits in 10 innings against statistically one the worst pitching staffs in Major League Baseball, was beaned in the eye with a foul ball in the eighth inning, which resulted in there being a noticeable bump on his face during the interview
(WATCH VIDEO OF OZZIE GETTING HIT BELOW).
"Bruce Chen, once again, that was more painful than this one (while pointing to eye)," said Guillen of the Royals starting pitcher that evening, in one of the few statements during the interview that didn’t include any bleeps. "Nothing against Bruce Chen, I got a lot of respect for this kid, but the way we approached at the plate—that's not a good ball club out there. (Expletive)."
The White Sox currently sit in third place in the AL Central, 4.5 games back from the division leading Indians and Tigers.
At least from a human interest standpoint, this very well be the most interesting White Sox-Royals series in a very long time. In addition to Ozzie's rant last night, video was captured during Tuesday's game of a woman indiscreetly stealing a bat from another fan after it was thrown into the stands.
Video via MLB.com:
Hat tip to Big League Stew!