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White Sox Wed Mar 02 2011
As a general principle, I'm all for Ozzie Guillen saying whatever he wants. Most of the so-called controversies that surround the outspoken White Sox manager are the product of our oversensitivity and a media culture that rewards every non-politic utterance with disproportionate attention.
On the other hand, this public feud Ozzie has been having with Bobby Jenks since the big man left for Boston is simply ridiculous.
I don't care who started it. (Hint: It was Ozzie's son again.) I don't care what Jenks has said. Professional athletes are allowed to act like idiots and say stupid things. Their bosses are supposed to act like adults -- and thank heaven Jenks' new boss, Red Sox manager Terry Francona, tried to broker a peace agreement this week.
Jenks has a hallowed place in White Sox history, and this is no way for him to go out. More important, would you want to play for a manager who (or whose family) publicly trashes a player after he's gone and spills his personal problems to the media?
Please, Ozzie, just shut up about this one. I don't want to live in a world where Hawk Harrelson is the voice of reason.