White Sox brouhaha blows up

The Chicago White Sox are currently dealing with criticism—separate from their 0-6 road trip—over having blow-up dolls in the locker room, the Associated...

The Chicago White Sox are currently dealing with criticism—separate from their 0-6 road trip—over having blow-up dolls in the locker room, the Associated Press reported. Two dolls were set up as a shrine, or slump-buster, in the clubhouse on Sunday, and reporters noticed the display.

"The presence of those dolls creates an uncomfortable situation for any female journalist who enters the White Sox locker room simply trying to do her job," said Jenni Carlson, the president of the Association for Women in Sports Media, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"I don't view this as a boys-being-boys type issue," said White Sox general manager Ken Williams, according to the AP. "This is, you know, boys being a little bit careless, a little bit irresponsible on this front."

Several players have apologized, but manager Ozzie Guillen said, "If people think we did something wrong, wow. I'm not going to apologize, I'm not going to say I'm sorry," the Seattle Times reported.

Though the slump-busting shrine didn't work right away, the Sox eventually won at home against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, only to lose 1-13 last night.

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