Sacrifice a way of life for Guillen

Sometimes the “Old Ways” really are best. SOX WIN!!!

Something you believe that very few people do?

There are any number of safe and careful places Ozzie Guillen could have gone with this answer when asked during spring training. But the manager of the Chicago White Sox doesn't do safe and careful. What fun is that? So Guillen didn't say he believed in everlasting love, second chances or the designated hitter. He settled on this:

''I've got a real weird religion,'' Guillen said.


''Santeria,'' he said.

It's a bloody religion, imported from Africa. Guillen believes in animal sacrifice.

Heck, if Chicago fans had known it would work like this, they might have endorsed human sacrifice.

You kill animals, Ozzie?

''Back in my country [Venezuela], yes, I do,'' Guillen said.

He realized how this sounded and blurted, unsolicited, just in case you didn't like it:

``Too bad.''

You kill with your own hands?

''I pay people to do it,'' Guillen said.

What kind of animals?

''Depends on what you need,'' he said.