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- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
Ozzie: No, no, Joan Kroc. Bazebool player.
Me: Oh!! John Kruk!!
Ozzie: Yes, Joan Kroc. But eet ees naw so cood, seence Joan Kroc come from West Virhinia. So I was talkeen like heem.
As a public service, Kruk taught Ozzie to swear, and Ozzie has taken it to heart. The other day he gave a five-minute speech, and backup catcher Chris Widger used a pitch counter to keep track of the f bombs--26.
Under Ozzie, the White Sox are the Babel of major league baseball--Spanish, Japanese, English and whatever Ozzie speaks.
Me: You have any trouble talking to Tadahito Iguchi? You know any Japanese?
Ozzie: Well, I love Soo Chi, so I know a few.
Me: Soo Chi?
Ozzie: Yes, Soo Chi.
Me: Who's Soo Chi? His interpreter?