Monday, May 5, 2008

Moron of the Day: Ozzie Guillen

Normally, even as a Cubs fan, I have a lot of respect for Ozzie Guillen's straight talk with the media but I think he may have gone a bit overboard yesterday:
"Right now everyone in Chicago is making lineups -- 'Call up this guy, call up that guy.' ... If we had 50 people allowed on the roster, we could do that. That's what ticks me off about Chicago fans and Chicago media: They forget pretty quickly. A couple of days ago we were the [bleeping] best [stuff] in town. Now we're [bleep]," Guillen said to the aforementioned Chicago media before the game.

Guillen observed that Chicago still loved the Cubs, even though they have not won a World Series since 1908, but the White Sox -- winners of the 2005 World Series -- did not receive the same affectionate support.

"We won it a couple years ago, and we're horse[bleep]," Guillen said, according to the Chicago Tribune. "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.

The fact that he's correct (still a Cubs fan) doesn't change how fucking stupid it was to go on that tirade. At least he is helping out the profanity level of my blog. Well, he would be if I could find a non-censored version. Even the fucking Internet is letting me down.

He's right about anotherthing: he won't be managing the White Sox in 10 years.

Update: Related.


Hermit Dave said...

I Ozzie is great. I'm not a fan of either of the Chicago teams, but he's so straightforward and outspoken, I can't help but like him. I agree this wasn't the brightest thing to say relative to the fans; however, it might help his team perform better, with an 'us against the world' mentality.

Oh, by the way ... Pirates fan ... sucks to be me. Didn't suck so much back when I lived in Pittsburgh and they won a world series though.

Old Iron said...

Heh. The guy with the beer can coffin says that it only costs two grand to get one made.

Talk about one of the most kick-ass novelty coolers for all of your gatherings. I think I am going to start a friggni collection plate to get one.