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July 5, 2011

BP’s collection of quotes for the Juan Pierre-Dayan Viciedo saga

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 5, 2011 3:00 pm
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BP’s Alex Carnevale collects quotes from Rick Morrissey’s Juan Pierre-Dayan Viciedo story:


“I might lose some respect from the players. People believe in Juan. They know he’s our leader. I’m not afraid to bench a guy that’s not producing, as long as I have something else better or equal. But I think he plays the game right. He works. A lot of people look up to him. Our players love him.”
-White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen on why he does not plan to bench outfielder Juan Pierre.

“I will not and have not put one player on this team that the coaches and Ozzie haven’t had input in and haven’t discussed because they knowand I know this better and mostly because I’ve been in this dugoutthey know the pulse. They know whether there’s cohesiveness, lack of cohesiveness, fight or non-fight.”
-White Sox general manager Kenny Williams.

“I always say it’s about winning; I don’t care about feelings. But you have to be careful. You have to be careful how you treat your players, how your players are going to respond. If I do that to Juan, well, I never did it to anybody else. A lot of people have struggled, and I say, ‘I’m not going to bench you.'”

“Joey just talked to Viciedo yesterday and I say someone tell Viciedo I don’t hate him because I don’t have space for him here.”
Guillen on bench coach Joey Cora’s discussion with Triple-A IF/OF Dayan Viciedo.

“I wish I had 25 Juan Pierres, with all due respect to Konerko, Rios, Dunn. If you ever manage Juan Pierre, you appreciate the way this kid goes about his business. Maybe he’ll be 0-for-100 in the next 20 games. I don’t care. He’s playing.”

“I appreciate Ozzie saying he has my back, but I’ve been benched before, I’ve been booed, I’ve batted ninth, I’ve dropped balls—I’ve done all this stuff in my career. So this stuff doesn’t shake me when I do get the boos or the media talk bad about me. I’m used to it.”
Juan Pierre. (Rick Morrissey, Chicago Sun-Times)


  1. […] where they're more comfortable subbing out the regular.  It would appear that the White Sox would view dumping Juan Pierre as one would view killing a unicorn, but there's no shortage of black holes to […]

    Pingback by I understand the Beachy for Quentin rumors, but I'd just as soon not | White Sox Observer — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 12:35 am | Reply

    • Wait…what…did I do this? What kind of magic is this, Wiz??!?! Is this just what happens when I link to your stuff?

      Comment by JRFegan — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 1:12 am | Reply

      • I don’t have a clue how this happened. it has happened before. but I didn’t pay attention because it seemed automatic, not a human comment. probably your post/blog has a link to my post/blog and/or vice versa and that triggers some automatic comment/link.

        something like that!


        Comment by The Wizard — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 2:32 am | Reply

      • I found more:

        A pingback is one of three types of linkbacks, methods for Web authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. This enables authors to keep track of who is linking to, or referring to their articles. Some weblog software, such as Movable Type, Serendipity, WordPress and Telligent Community, support automatic pingbacks where all the links in a published article can be pinged when the article is published. A number of more advanced content management systems support pingbacks through the use of addons or extensions, including Drupal and Joomla.

        Essentially, a pingback is an XML-RPC request (not to be confused with an ICMP ping) sent from Site A to Site B, when an author of the blog at Site A writes a post that links to Site B. However, it also requires a hyperlink. When Site B receives the notification signal, it automatically goes back to Site A checking for the existence of a live incoming link. If that link exists, the pingback is recorded successfully. This makes pingbacks less prone to spam than trackbacks. Pingback-enabled resources must either use an X-Pingback header or contain a element to the XML-RPC script.


        as I said, something like that!

        Comment by The Wizard — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 2:36 am | Reply

  2. The whole “leader of the team” talk is very disturbing. Talk about trying to protect a player. How can you cut or not play the supposed “leader of the team”.

    Comment by Steve from Rockford — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 4:42 pm | Reply

    • yeah, it makes your blood pressure shoot up and your hair curl!

      things like that make me fear pierre coming back but then I remember mark kotsay…

      Comment by The Wizard — July 6, 2011 @ July 6, 2011 7:18 pm | Reply

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