Who knew the glue keeping the White Sox together was a 34 year old utility infielder?
Paul Konerko was activated from the DL, forcing the White Sox to make a move. Citing Juan Uribe's ability to play as a starter at 3 positions (not well, mind you), Pablo Ozuna was unceremoniously DFA'd. Kenny Williams hopes Ozuna will be available after 10 days and agree to report to AAA Charlotte.
In the White Sox dugout, however, all hell has broken loose since Pablo said goodbye. Upset with the move, Jose Contreras got into a tiff with Ozzie Guillen, prompting Guillen to say "F*&k Contreras. It's real easy, you don't like it, you can go to the minors instead" (or something thereabouts, in Ozziespeak). Personally, I like that idea. It's not like Contreras has pitched decently since the end of May.
Last night, after scoring the tying run in the 8th inning, Orlando Cabrera began high-fiving players, starting with Jermaine Dye, who struck out after Cabrera had stolen third base. Dye said something to Cabrera about his movements on the basepaths distracting him, which started yet another altercation in which Cabrera had to be restrained by......Contreras. JD has had a fine first half, and deserves an all-star bid, but an eighth inning rally celebration isn't the time to start blaming the guy who just scored the tying run for your bad at-bat.
It's good to see life in the dugout though, especially after watching last year's unmotivated crew sleepwalk through the season. Two comeback wins in a row over the Royals are a good sign for a team that will have to fight all year to hold on to the Central Division lead.