GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -Twitter sensation Ozzie Guillen's plan for his own Web site was nixed by the White Sox front office, Guillen said Thursday.
No problem for the Chicago manager, who said he just wanted to have another forum through which to have fun.
Guillen spoke on the Web site matter after the White Sox and Cleveland Indians called off their exhibition game Thursday with the scored tied at 5 after 10 innings.
``It's something we tried to do and Major League Baseball was going to help us,' Guillen said. ``All of a sudden, the front office people, they didn't want to have me in the middle of stuff and I have to respect that.'
Guillen has a Twitter account, and the club approved a reality TV show for MLB Network, but an MLB-approved Web site won't happen, the Chicago Sun-Times first reported Thursday.
``I'm better off staying away from that at least for now and move on with my job,' Guillen said. ``I always have fun. I've got a great job. Make a lot of money. My wife still looks good. What can I ask? I've got a few houses, I always have fun.'
Thursday's game was fun for fans who prefer more baseball. After Chicago rallied to take a 5-4 lead in the eighth on C.J. Retherford's two-run home run, Cleveland responded with an RBI double by Brian Horwitz in the ninth.
The teams agreed to play 10 innings, but the score didn't change. Cleveland remained the only undefeated team in all of spring training, both in Arizona and Florida.
Cleveland scored three runs in the second inning off White Sox starter Freddy Garcia, who allowed five hits with three strikeouts in his second spring training start.
``As long as Freddy leaves the mound healthy, that's all we care about right now,' Guillen said.
Garcia is already penciled in as Chicago's fifth starter but has allowed four runs in five innings in his starts.
Cleveland starter Mitch Talbot, a candidate for the starting rotation, allowed a run on two hits, striking out a pair, in his three innings of work.
Talbot was befuddled with the fly balls the White Sox hit off him, saying he normally induces more ground balls.
``I'm kind of wondering what the heck's going on,' he said. ``I'm throwing good pitches. Maybe they're just a little more flat than usual. It's blowing my mind.'
Backup catcher Ramon Castro drilled a solo home run in the fifth inning for the White Sox. Castro was playing in his first spring training game.
Outfielder Carlos Quentin doubled and scored in the first inning, his first hit of the spring that wasn't a home run.
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