May 5, 2008

Is Ozzie History?

I'm sensing one of those "I wanted to spend more time with my family" press conferences pretty soon.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen might have been able to survive saying this about the owner of the club he works for as part of a profanity-laced tirade on a radio show Sunday...

"We are the [bleep] of Chicago. We're the Chicago [bleep]. We have the worst owner [Jerry Reinsdorf]. The guy's got seven [bleeping] rings, and he's the [bleeping] horse[bleep] owner."

(hey, it was taken out of context...)

...but he probably can't also call a well-known reporter "a (bleeping) fag" and keep his job these days, even if, as Ozzie explained, "In my country, you call someone something like that and it is not the same as it is in this country."

For some time now it has seemed like Ozzie Guillen was trying to get fired. This should do it.

Now I wonder if some curious journalist will walk up to Victor Martinez or Miguel Cabrera and ask him what it means when someone calls him "a (bleeping) fag" in Venezuela.

UPDATE 5/6: Guillen soldiers on. Another day, another embarrassing episode. Reinsdorf does allow that he'd like Ozzie to clean up the order to better communicate his message. But already way too much energy spent here on the White Sox.

Posted by dan at May 5, 2008 9:52 PM