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Guillen destroyed coffee maker, chair in office

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TORONTO -- On the morning after losing a tough, 14-inning game to the Toronto Blue Jays, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was still charged up. It couldn't have been from too much coffee.

After Saturday's game, Guillen destroyed the coffee maker and chair in the visiting manager's office.

"I was upset because we had a chance to win, and we're not in position to give games away,'' he said Sunday morning. "And we did.

"I wish I don't feel anything for this game. I wish I didn't care about the White Sox. what the general manager, fans, media thinks. I wish I could say, ' I don't give a [s---]. I can't. I try to put it in my mind that I don't, but I can't because I love baseball, I love this organization and this is a job I want to do. I'd be lying to myself.''

Within hours, the Sox fell behind 6-1 in the first inning as John Danks gave up two homers, including a grand slam to Aaron Hill. The Sox lost 13-4. They dropped three of four games in the series.

"Nobody has more passion for the game than me," Guillen said. "Nobody. I can put that on a scale right now. You ask a lot of guys out there, maybe two or three guys tell me they want to manage, yes. They'll say 'no, I'll take my money and leave.' That's not passion. That's a job. And it's a good job."

Guillen said he would pay for the chair and coffee maker.

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