Why I Love Ozzie Guillen, Reason 4,909
Make no mistake about it: I am an unabashed fan of the Chicago White Sox. (Which is, admittedly, an unfortunate thing to be this year.) But if there’s one aspect of the team I love greater than any other part it’s the fact that, of the past few years, it has been lead by a madman:
Now, I’ve always believed that sports coaches (baseball, in particular) have little to do with the actual outcome of the game. If you have good players, generally you’re going to do pretty well out there. And so, in my opinion, the only thing a coach needs to be to me, the sports consumer, is someone who doesn’t bore the fuck out of me. Thusly, amazing quote-rants like this [via South Side Sox] are all Guillen has to do for me to give him my firm approval.
Ozzie Guillen Does Not Like Football: “And I’m going to make it clear. It’s a bunch of (bleeps) out there watching football games like a piece of (bleep) with no pride, the way they (bleep-bleep) play, and that’s embarrassing. If you don’t have pride to play this game and you don’t care about it, get another job. Because I know I’m going to be all over the stinking place when I talk about this. I’m not in a pennant race, but at least I have some pride and at least I have something to fight for and at least I have something to show up to this ballpark and play for. And when you go out there and you turn your TV on and watch stupid (bleep) football when those (bleep-bleep) football players don’t give a (bleep) about you, that’s embarrassing. We’ve got how many games, seven games, they’ve got to put their (bleep) together. Because I don’t mind losing games. That’s part of the game. But when you lose games and you don’t even care about it, we’re going to have problems. I run this ballclub and I’m going to run this ballclub the way I want to. If they don’t want me here, I’ll get another job, or get me other players. But getting your (bleep) kicked like that, then all of a sudden you’re watching football games, that’s a bunch of (bleep).”
I already can’t wait for next year.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.