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White Sox Thu May 27 2010

Ozzie Being Ozzie

Just the other day, I made a post about how refreshing it is to root for a manager who most likely mentally ill. Sure his behavior is not always becoming of a professional baseball manager, but the man loves a good fight when it comes to his team. I am going to be honest, I had some qualms about making that post. It didn't seem right to encourage all off Ozzie Guillen's outbursts just because Cub's managers make me sleepy.

Not even a day had passed, and Ozzie justified the decision. As I am sure everyone with at least half an ear towards sports radio has heard, Mark Buehrle was ejected after some very questionable balks yesterday in Cleveland. The situation was further agitated by the fact that the source of the calls was the ego-maniacal Joe West, who has been causing trouble elsewhere in the MLB this season. If there was anyone in the league that was going to take West to task, let's be glad it was our ball of rage on the Southside.

At the end of his tirade about West, Guillen concluded, "When you tell the manager to get the [expletive] off the field, I don't think that's a good way to handle situations. No matter what you say, what you do, how long you talk here, Major League Baseball doesn't do [expletive] for anything. I'll be waiting for my fine." (from espn.com)

That's Ozzie in a nutshell. Not afraid to get tossed (his third such occasion of the season) and ready for the fine that will inevitably come his way. This is exactly why I love the guy.

The MLB is going to be reviewing the situation, hopefully putting West in his place. If they do, we know who to thank.

 
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