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Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

Posted on: February 26, 2011 3:14 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2011 3:58 pm
 
Posted by Matt Snyder

Those familiar with Ozzie Guillen won't be surprised one bit by this, though that doesn't mean it lacks entertainment -- as Ozzie is easily the most entertaining manager in the bigs. Guillen and former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks are now officially locked in a war of words.

It all started when Jenks fired the following shot, via the Chicago Tribune :

"A lot of the stuff with Ozzie [Guillen] and the front office gets old. It has been a problem for a long time. It was a problem before last year ... It's going to be nice for me to see how things are done here."

He's referring to being a member of the Red Sox. But that's beside the point. When reading something like this, the natural reaction for any baseball fan is sheer joy. You know Ozzie can't ignore it. There's no way.

And, thankfully, he didn't. Just check out Mark Gonzales' Twitter feed (he's the Sox beat writer for the Trib).

Some highlights ...

"He did a lot of bad things last year. We lied for him. We [protected] him."

"It's very sad because he knows I can easily, easily kill this kid in the paper. He's not going to win."

"I can make a book out of this kid."

And my personal favorite:

"We don't miss him. Ask 30 guys out there. By the way, I was asking for his number to talk to him about it, and nobody had his number."

I believe I speak for at least 95 percent of the baseball fans out there: Please, White Sox brass, never, ever fire Ozzie Guillen.

Update: There's a bit more in the Chicago Tribune now, including Guillen saying he could rip Jenks' throat out.

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Comments

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:56 am
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

Just a tad ungrateful. I get the feeling he knows how to press Ozzie's buttons to get him to say something obnoxious. I'm not keen on Ozzie when he rants, because most of the time his points are overlooked because of how he says it. He's probably right about Jenks, he just needs to learn how to be more diplomatic about it.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:00 am
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

Geez, does Guillen ever shut up?



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

Ozzie may know baseball, but it is clear that his fame has led him to believe that it is somehow OK for him to be a foul-mouthed, uncouth individual.  It a shame he can't learn how to control his mouth and his behavior so he could be a mentor for all the young athletes coming into the big leagues.  Like many people who are labeled "successful" in their field, he somehow thinks his success entitles him to act any way he chooses.



Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

I like Ozzie.  He's different than most managers. He's just overly enthusiastic and speaks his mind.  It gets a little old but you can't deny the fact that he has the killer instinct needed for winning. 



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

Ozzzie Is a Jacka$$ Pure and Simple



Since: Feb 15, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

I am tired of having to listen to Ozzie Guillen constantly.  However as a Red Sox fan I wish Jenks would have just kept his mouth shut.  He sounds like an ungrateful child.  As far as I can tell chicago was good to him.  And if they weren't, whatever, man up and move on.



Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

Being a Twins fan, I love when the White Sox have all this b.s. going on! Keep it up Ozzie!



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Guillen, Jenks locked in war of words

I 2nd that! This guy is effin hilarious!


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