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Guillen sounds a calmer tone

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On a night that the White Sox offense finally came alive in a 7-3 win over Boston, manager Ozzie Guillen was also able to clear the air Monday.

Guillen was more than a little angry with the way his comments were portrayed in Toronto on Sunday, so he took to his Twitter account Sunday night to set the record straight, especially on the idea that he was somehow calling out Sox fans.

On Monday, he was calmer and able to explain his frustration a bit more.

"It upset me because most of my quotes (in the stories), they don't start with the quote (from) when the conversation started," Guillen said. " They only pick one stuff here, one stuff there, and boom. ... I never get upset, I never get sad with the media because, hey, I have to say what I have to say."

It's not the first time Guillen has used his Twitter account to vent. He did so in Anaheim and again in New York. The New York episode was expensive, because it happened after he was kicked out of a game, and he used Twitter to rip an umpire during the game. That led to a fine.

"Well, they made me feel like I'm a crazy person," Guillen said of the picture that was painted about his latest comments in Toronto. "I'm not a crazy person, I'm an outspoken person. I'm not crazy. I know what I say, I know what I do. In the past, when I make mistakes, I face it like a man. I never deny anything I say. But when you read that, you're like, 'Why do people try to (do) that?'"

Guillen said the point he was trying to make in Toronto was that what you did in the past is irrelevant. People only care about what you have done today.

"Did (the backlash) upset me? Yes, because it put me in the spotlight, talking about White Sox fans," Guillen said. "The last thing I talk about when the team is not playing good is the fans. That's not a good combination. But I was upset because I feel like I'm (portrayed as) stupid or crazy or ignorant. But it's over with, a new day. I sleep well."

He could sleep better with the White Sox beating the Red Sox in the first game of a three-game series.

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