White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen had the classic story of the day on Saturday when a fan at SoxFest inquired about left-hander Chris Sale.
Guillen said the team was facing Cleveland last season when Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo approached him and asked, “Why do you always have to bring in Matt Thornton when I come to the plate in the late innings?”
Choo has struck out 10 times in 19 at-bats against Thornton, but to be fair, he does have six hits, good for a .316 batting average against the lefty.
That night, Guillen said he decided to bring in Chris Sale to face Choo. Both times Sale faced Choo last season he struck him out.
Afterward, Guillen somehow managed to run into Choo again.
According to Guillen, a further demoralized Choo said, “Why didn’t you bring in Thornton?”
Asked general manager Kenny Williams when the story was done: “Was this conversation in Spanish, English or Korean?”