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Ozzie may love Lou, but he doesn't feel bad for him

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lou-piniella.jpgRegardless of how this weekend plays out between the Sox and the Cubs, all eyes will be on the managers. Both Ozzie Guillen and Lou Piniella have had their time on the hot seat in 2010, with talk about Piniella's future now front and center.
Asked on Thursday if he felt bad for his good friend Lou, it was classic Guillen.
"No, he's making $4 million, almost $5 million,'' Guillen said. "Nobody felt bad for me when we were struggling. Don't take me wrong, I love that man, I really do, I love that man. I love the general manager [Jim Hendry]. It's not easy when you go through this. I know how hard it is. But do I feel bad? They're not in my division. I wish it was Detroit or Minnesota.
"There's one thing about it, I don't think anybody felt bad when we were struggling, when they were asking Kenny to fire me. That's this job. I think Lou's handling it better than me. Lou's had a losing team before, he knows how to handle it. He wants his team to play better. It's one thing about Lou, I was listening to the radio and I know the Cubs fans were criticizing Lou when he said, 'I'm doing everything I can with this ballclub to make it better.' He's telling the truth. There's only so much you can do as a manger. You can change lineups and you can try everything but if that thing don't work, you can't do anything more about it. You've just got to keep plugging in and hopefully those guys turn around and play better.''

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