At midpoint, Sox's glass half-empty

July, 10, 2011
7/10/11
5:56
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Ozzie Guillen unwittingly gave the epitaph of this year's Chicago White Sox team before another Lazy Sunday on the South Side.

"We got a horse(bleep) team, but we got good people that play as hard they as can," the White Sox manager said before the team's 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

After the game, Guillen channeled good friend Carlos Zambrano with a more pithy summation of his team.

"We sucks," Guillen said to a couple reporters, flashing a gallows grin as he finished up his press conference.

Now that "All In" has been ultimately disproved, here's a new tagline for marketing guru Brooks Boyer's crew: "Nice Guys Finish Third. Maybe Fourth."

It's one thing after another with this band of misfit toys. Forget "Go Go White Sox," the theme song for the first half seems to be one long note from a sad trombone.

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Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.17 208 174
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .317
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208