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Guillen goes off on critics, again

Posted on: May 29, 2011 1:16 pm
Edited on: May 29, 2011 9:22 pm
Ozzie Guillen

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Oh, Ozzie Guillen... First he goes off on the fans and then he goes off on reporters because he went off on fans. I actually didn't see too much wrong in what he said before Sunday's game against the Blue Jays -- other than, you know, general Ozzie hyperbole, but then he apparently didn't appreciate the subheadline on the Chicago Tribune that read: "Sox manager says they're ungrateful for 2005 championship."
And so Ozzie took to Twitter. And here's that rant:

Ozzie Guillen tweet

Before the game, here's a bit of what Guillen said about criticism of him and his coaching staff following his harsh comments about the White Sox hitters.

From Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune:

"They'll only remember the 2005 team in 2020 when we come here in a wheelchair," Guillen said. "Oh yeah, thank you. As soon as you leave the ballpark, they don’t care about you any more. They don’t. The monuments, the statues they have for you, they [urinate] on it when they are drunk. That’s what they do. Thank you for coming for 30 minutes for all the suffering you did all your life, day in and day out.

"I wish I don’t feel any thing for this game. I wish I didn’t care about the White Sox. what the general manager, fans, media thinks. I wish I could say, '[bleep], I don’t give a [bleep]. I can’t. I try to put it in my mind that I don’t but I can't because I love baseball, I love this organization and this is a job I want to do. I’d be lying to myself. I do care about this [stuff]. I have a contract for next year. I can get dressed, go home, have dinner with my wife.

" ... I was upset because we had a chance to win, and we’re not in position to give games away. And we did."

There's more -- much more -- including Guillen saying "nobly has more passion for this game than me." He also explained some of his moves in Saturday's 14-inning loss to the Blue Jays, saying "you're dragging and your stomach is squeezing and you're sick to your stomach and [thinking] hopefully this thing works."

As always, it's worth reading Guillen's entire rant. I think it's hard to argue that Guillen has passion -- and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who expresses it in a more entertaining fashion.

Do I agree with all of Guillen's moves and statements? No, but it's hard to argue that he has passion and wants to win.

And, if you wish to decide for yourself, here's the video of his Sunday meeting with the media.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Guillen goes off on critics, again

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 11:29 am

Guillen goes off on critics, again

I'd watch his reality show for sure!

Since: Jul 30, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2011 11:18 am

Guillen goes off on critics, again

Oh Ozzie, put the twitter down.  Or at least post in Spanish because you don't write well in english.  This guy needs a reality show.  I'd love to watch him go on daily rants with his dry cleaner, cable company, interact with his family.  It would be great.

Since: Jan 1, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 10:29 am

Guillen goes off on critics, again

The big issue is that O.G. wants you to believe he knows more about baseball than you or anyone else.  If you question is decision-making, thought processes, etc., then you are against him, and it's him vs. you.  The fact remains he's been handed a talented team that is under-performing.  If he can't get them to perform, then he either has to change or go.  This is a performance-based sport, and you can't continue to hang onto 2005.  The best thing he should do, is shut his mouth and manage!

Since: May 30, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 10:15 am

Guillen goes off on critics, again

The whole wsox organization is a mess, upper management look like a bunch of fools for throwing so much money at free agents that aren't producing. They have a manager that is a laughing stock, and a team of under achievers. No doubt the players have talent, but why aren't they playing? All the attention Ozzie is bringing to the team just magnifies the whole situation and makes it worse than just a slumping team. I can't believe Ozzie still has a job, it blows me away. When I watch him manage,  flashing signs to his players it reminds me of those monkeys who know sign language. It truly is embarassing to the team and the fans.

Since: Mar 4, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 8:18 am

Guillen goes off on critics, again

I think he is burnt out with the Sox & could use a fresh start. Take a year off & recharge his batterys then try again with another team. I have nothing bad 2 say about him because I dont follow the Sox but he sounds like a man that could use a fresh start in a new city. Then we can c what happens there.  

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 7:39 am


I've heard the idiot that is Ozzie say some outrageous things over the years, but I've never been so shocked until seeing him write these thoughts.  WOW!!!  WTF!!! The White Sox not only have an abrasive a-hole as the face of their franchise, he's an illiterate abrasive a-hole as well.  Note to Ozzie - STICK TO VERBAL INTERVIEWS.  Really, this guy appears to lack a 4th grade education.  Sad. I guess the White Sox are not on board with the "Stamp out Illiteracy" campaign.  Truly ironic is the fact that there are probably some very smart people who work for this chump.

Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 1:29 am

Guillen goes off on critics, again

Ozzie is uncivil, undisciplined, and loves to blame his players.  The hot-blooded Latin defense went out with the death of Rudolf Valentino 100 years ago.  Call it like it is--Ozzie is not mentally well.  He seems to thrive on being a jerk, an outspoken authority on baseball, and an ignorant jock whose communication skills have nothing to do with any language barrier. Passion for the game does not excuse bad behavior.  
Billy Martin and Earl Weaver acted like jerks very often during their managing careers. Take a midol nancy.

Ozzie rules.

Since: Apr 19, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 1:24 am

Guillen goes off on critics, again

He is also a cheater...and I mean on his wife. Ozzie has many girlfriends around the country, who he uses and sticks with big CC bills!! (So his wife no find out)...Currently, he owes one babe in Chicago 31000 dollars!!!!! What an #%$^&^

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