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Ozzie Guillen Says Blow-Up Dolls OK In Clubhouse

By Margaret Lyons in News on May 6, 2008 7:13PM

2008_5_6.icantbelieveispenthalfanhourdoingthis.jpgThe White Sox, in an attempt to break their batting slump, decorated their clubhouse with two blow-up dolls, surrounded and propped up by bats with signs over their breasts that said "You've Got to Push" and "Let's Go White Sox."

And believe it or not, some people think it's kind of tasteless, including the Association for Women in Sports Media. But Ozzie Guillen is standing his ground, refusing to apologize or ask the players to apologize.

"I'm sure it wasn't done to disrespect anyone," Guillen said Monday. "Everyone in the clubhouse, 100 percent of the people in the clubhouse, they are 18 years old and that's a private thing. If the players do it in the dugout so everyone in the public could see it, or did it in the hotel lobby . . . we did it in the clubhouse. A lot of worse things happen in the clubhouse. I don't really know why people are making it a big deal. If people got their feelings hurt because of that . . . they don't really know much about baseball."

But if reporters are in the clubhouse, it's not a private thing anymore. [Carol Slezak is piiiiised, S-T]