Was there something in the air today which caused baseball types to talk about their own death? First, it was Jonathan Papelbon pretending to have a premonition on his own demise. Now, we have Ozzie Guillen, for some reason, talking about the manner in which he wants to meet his maker. And not only that, but he tells us that if it happens the way he wants it to happen, his family would be happy to see it!
"I hope I die on the field," he says. "I hope when I walk to change the pitcher, I drop dead and that's it. I know my family would be so happy that it happened on the field. They wouldn't feel bad because that's what I've always wanted to do.
"You die on the field - good luck, get him out of here, next man."
Is this Guillen's way of saying that his pitching staff might give him a heart attack this year?
Hat tip: South Side Sox
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