I am the biggest baseball fan in America and as a long-suffering Chicago CUBS fan...I ate lots of crow when the Chicago White Sox won the World Series,, but I was HUGE Ozzie fan (even when he was a player for the Sox) and I danced in the streets of Chicago with a million other fans celebrating our victory in The Fall Classic.
Of course we here in Chicago became very accustomed to Ozzie’s blow-ups, they were so frequent, I got to the point that I’d turn on the TV JUST to see what stupid Ozzie said the previous day!
Here are some of his classics, courtesy of http://www.esquire.com/features/what-ive-learned/ozzie-guillen-white-sox-quotes-1011
You have success; you can talk all the @!$%# you want.
We had this media guy, Padilla. He was eating a cheeseburger during the game. I saw him while I was managing. I grabbed the phone, called the PR department, and said, "Doug, you're gonna choke on that @!$%#ing cheeseburger." Then I hung up. People wonder, How the @!$%# did you see him? But I see everything.
What attracted me to my wife is she's hot. She's also nice, she's a great mom — but that comes after she's hot.
I tell my kids all the time: When you're about to do something stupid, think about your mom. Why? Because she's the one that's gonna suffer inside.
You can't buy a kid a life. They've got to earn it themselves.
In the eighties and nineties, people made a lot of money and built houses. The first thing they put in their houses was a gym. In my house, the first thing I built was a bar. The second thing I built was another bar.
Am I going to make it to ninety-four? I doubt it. I'm in the second half of the game.
Here's the thing. I can always go back to school and be a doctor. But a doctor can't go back and play baseball when he's forty.
Roberto Clemente was my favorite player. But my hero was my dad.
My grandpa said one word, and that's all we needed to hear.
Every immigrant comes to the United States to save their lives or to make money. That's it.
I tell my kids to be careful who they have sex with. Pick the right woman, because that kid is going to be a Guillen for the rest of his life.
A lot of people think I dye my hair. No, I don't give a @!$%#. I just worry that my kids live as long as they can. I hope I die before they do. I want to show my friends that they are my friends. I want my wife to know I think she's hot. I want my team to win games. That's all.
Now maybe it’s just me, but Ozzie has bashed gays, called his fellow Venezuelan team-mate “a piece of chit”…and the list of other insults is quite long.
I only write this article because I made a bet with friend that Ozzie would be in the hot seat for saying something stupid BEFORE the Opening Week ended – and when I watched the White Sox game tonight they STILL had “Opening Week” painted on the ground!
Thank you Ozzie – for leaving Chicago and for making me $100.00
But seriously, as Manager of the MLB Florida Marlins (a team many expect to compete for a World Series Championship) in Miami, a city with over a million Cuban citizens, THAT is just a stupid remark to make. So now Ozzie has to fly back to Miami tomorrow morning to tell everybody how “sorry” he is.
Really? This man is a disgrace to baseball and the people of Miami should stand up against this…I hope they do.
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