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Ozzie Guillen’s formula after a loss: “7 Presidentes and a sleeping pill”

Ozzie Guillen watches the Marlins lose to the Red Sox on Wednesday. (Elise Amendola / AP)

There’s only one thing a baseball manager can do after a 15-5 loss: try to forget it.

Ozzie Guillen says he has a special formula for that.

He may have been joking, but asked his plan for getting past the Miami Marlins’ loss to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, he replied:

“Seven Presidentes and a sleeping pill and be ready for the job tomorrow,” Guillen said, via the Palm Beach Post, after the Marlins’ third straight loss. Presidente is a Dominican Pilsner.

Guillen has tapped the humor keg before, describing his typical day to reporters:

“I've got my routine. Game's over, stay in the lobby of the hotel, the hotel bar, get drunk and go to sleep. I get drunk because I'm happy because we won or get drunk because I'm very sad and disturbed because we lose.”

Not longer after saying that, Guillen, who managed the Chicago White Sox to a World Series victory in 2005, was suspended for five games by the Marlins for praising Cuba’s Fidel Castro in an interview.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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