Monday, May 5, 2008

Anything But A Gentleman

When Ozzie Guillen finally got offered a manager job with the Chicago White Sox after winning a World Series in 2003 with the Marlins, I was very happy for the guy. He seemed like a man who was finally getting his well deserved shot.

A few years later, there's no one I hate more in baseball than Guillen.

After yet another tirade in which Guillen called out the city of Chicago with his usual obscenity-per-every-other-word pace, it is time for him to be canned.

Let's face it. His World Series victory in Chicago was more of an aberration than a trend. The White Sox haven't contended much outside of that season, and it is time for him to be let go of. In fact, if not for this one season, the consensus is he would be long gone. Nobody has been more disrespectful to players, fans, and umpires, and I'm sick of him.

I'm sure many of you remember Guillen claiming that an umpire had a conspiracy against him a few weeks ago. He was quoted as saying things to the tune of knowing he was going to be ejected every time the guy was behind the plate, and that the two had issue with each other.

Ozzie, do us all a favor and shut the *obscenity* up. You're a bad manager, with an even worse temper that got lucky once. The sooner Guillen is out of baseball, the better for everybody.


Jay Warman said...

"We won it a couple years ago, and we're horse[bleep]. The Cubs haven't won in [100] years, and they're the [bleeping] best. [Bleep] it, we're good. [Bleep] everybody. We're horse[bleep], and we're going to be horse[bleep] the rest of our lives, no matter how many World Series we win."
-Ozzie being Ozzie. At least he's honest.

DSponge said...

I agree with you about this but give him one more chance. If he surprises everyone with this White Sox team, he gains immunity.

ASponge said...


I agree with your sentiment, though I don't feel quite as strongly. I remember being excited for Guillen too, rooting for him through 2005, and then souring on him later.

It is a tired act, but it's also pretty funny sometimes (and truthful, as Warman points out above).