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Raise a glass to the Sox's continued embarrassment

Steve Rosenbloom

The RosenBlog

11:16 AM CDT, October 13, 2011

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The White Sox manager quit because he valued money more than doing his job.

The Sox players quit because the manager said so, and the manager would know.

The White Sox then made a white-flag hire of a manager, using untested Robin Ventura as a human shield during what they seem to indicate will be more seasons of stinking.

What a bad time to be a Sox fan.

But wait, it gets more embarrassing.

A.J. Pierzynski said he’s been known to have a drink in the clubhouse, and he wasn’t alone. A “rally’’ brew, as it was laughingly called by A.J. Beerzynski.

New Sox slogan: “Tastes great, less winning.’’

But wait. It gets more pathetic.

Pierzynski said he and some teammates had a shot before a 2008 playoff game. The Sox have failed for three years, and now you find out that the last time they had a chance to do something, they were getting their scouting report from Jose Cuervo.

“A shot to try to get us going,’’ A.J. Patron said.

Palm-to-forehead. Who believes alcohol is performance-enhancing? Hicks and dopes, that’s who.

Can’t wait for next season’s Salt-and-Lime Night.

I don’t know if the Sox manager knew or cared. I don’t know if the general manager knew or cared. The manager in question is in Miami now, but I’m sure one of his kids will tweet that the general manager ran a still behind the Fun-damentals deck at U.S. Cellular.

I don’t know how many of those players remain besides A.J. Patron, but if the Sox were going to hire a manager with zero experience, it sounds like they would’ve better served the team by signing Frankie O away from Harry Caray’s.