Thanks, Kenny Williams

The White Sox GM, quoted in Thursday's Sun-Times by Joe Cowley, offers a distraction from tonight's ugly loss in Tampa and a delightful reminder of why the White Sox can go to hell:

"The unfortunate thing for me is it's a shame that a certain segment of Chicago refused to enjoy a baseball championship being brought to their city. The only thing I can say is, 'Happy anniversary.'"

Williams was referring, of course, to the 2005 World Series trophy prominently displayed at 333 W. 35th St., and the Cubs' 100 years of futility across town.

He wasn't done there.

Early in his career as GM, talks of budget constraints would creep up. So hours before the Sox played the Pittsburgh Pirates, Williams was asked -- if the opportunity presented itself -- if he could imagine ever being GM of the deep-pocketed, throw-money-at-every-hole Cubs.

"That would be a betrayal," Williams said before a long pause. "God, I would really, really have to need the job. Oh, wow, really need the job."
As I wrote when Ozzie Guillen answered a similar question from WSCR's Mike Murphy a couple months ago in a similarly smart-ass manner, I don't think Kenny will ever actually have to consider a job offer from the Cubs.

We'd have to really, really need a new general manager.


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