posted 8 years ago
Today won't be, either. Or tomorrow.
As a matter of fact, start crossing days off on the calendar, one after another, and it won't change. There will be Williams filling out his ''big board,'' either physically or in his head, obsessed with it like Will Hunting solving a math formula.
''I know what I want to do,'' Williams said when asked about what tricks he has up his sleeve this winter. ''I've known what I've wanted to do for three months.''
It will start with speed. And if manager Ozzie Guillen has his way, it will also end with speed.
''We need speed, but they have to have talent,'' Guillen said over the weekend. ''I know I would like to see some more speed. But when you talk about speed, you can't talk about nine rabbits. You can't.''
Not at The Cell. The ballpark calls for thumpers in the middle of the lineup, so what Guillen has in mind are some changes at the top and the bottom.
Williams will now spend the next four-plus months trying to get that.
And as for that advice from board chairman Jerry Reinsdorf in which he insisted, ''Kenny has to learn to lighten up a little bit, take a couple days off.''