September 23, 2005

Ozzy is one big quote machine.: Nice little article on Ozzy's latest as his team stumbles towrds the playoffs. They choked down the stretch against the Twins, No its the Indians turn to put the White Sox away! I like his pledge to retire if the Sox win the World Series!

posted by daddisamm to baseball at 09:59 AM - 23 comments

Seeing this on the news last night I realized just what an idiot he is. He's talking about retiring after the World Series if the Sox win. Don't you need to get there first? Ozzie was an awesome ballplayer no doubt and as a manager he has been phenominal at least through July. With a little team of little known players, he got them to play the way We all learned to in little league which is something most of these pros seem to forget. Somewhere along the way, he opened his big mouth and never shut it. It's fine that he is outspoken, but to say some of the things he has to the public and media was completely uncalled for. We already have a MLB spokesman for speaking without being spoken to. His name is Curt Schilling! As far as the Indians go, I hope they finish the Sox off in a totally embarrassing way. That way Ozzie can see what a fool he has making of himself for the past couple months. Once again, Cards and Indians in the series...Cards in 6!

posted by melcarek69 at 10:49 AM on September 23, 2005

All in all, it's a lot more fun watching colorful managers like Ozzie, Billy Martin, Earl Weaver, Casey Stengle than stiffs like Bobby Cox, Gene Mauch, Ralph Houk and many, many more. It's just a game. Sit back and enjoy. (oh yea, I'm old).

posted by drevl at 11:19 AM on September 23, 2005

Two words sum up the White Sux miserable decline (the worst in MLB history... Ozzie Guillen!

posted by willthrill72 at 12:02 PM on September 23, 2005

Isn't this the same Ozzie that just had plenty to say about one of his own players last week?

posted by jojomfd1 at 12:50 PM on September 23, 2005

hate to say i told ya so to everyone in sportsfilter, but i've been saying all year that the indians are one of the best, and most well rounded teams in baseball. And like i said the twins and whitesox were way overrated

posted by gregy606 at 01:53 PM on September 23, 2005

Actually I think he said basesball, I don't know what that is, but I do Know BASEBALL is America's pastime.

posted by playball9 at 01:54 PM on September 23, 2005

Ozzie was an awesome ballplayer no doubt No, he wasn't awesome. Heck, he wasn't even AVERAGE. His best season as a hitter was when he was ONLY 15% worse than the league average.

posted by grum@work at 02:37 PM on September 23, 2005

But he had that awesome helmet! He looked like a WWI-era German soldier. Well, from the helmet on up anyway.

posted by yerfatma at 03:00 PM on September 23, 2005

He is just a man that run on emotion, nothing wrong with that.

posted by flaunted at 03:33 PM on September 23, 2005

Was Joe Torre a bad manager when his NY Yankees started the year off in a bad foot? - No! So now that Ozzie's team is going through tough times a lot of you want to bash on his skills as a skipper! The guy has made the White Sox a contender, and this team has no big All Stars in its line-up. He has won over 90 games in the season. To me, that speaks for it self. You guys must think Francona stinks too, since the Red Sox blew a fairly confortable lead down the stretch.... but didn't this guy lead them to a World Series last year? My point is, ups and downs happen in baseball, that's why there's a word for it, "SLUMPS". Call it choking or what not, Ozzie has entertained the south side of Chicago this year, and that's more than many managers with bigger payrolls and stars on their teams can say! By the way, Ozzie may not have been a great offensive shortstop, but defensively, he was among the elite for his era!

posted by zippinglou at 06:07 PM on September 23, 2005

Ozzy was a very good player. He isnt have bas as a manager either. At least some of the credit for the team success this year should go to the GM who made some great deals assemble this team. The White Sox have discovered the major problem with "small ball", that the Twins learned about this year and the past three in the playoffs. That is that you still need some "boppers" in your line-up. Doesnt make a difference how good your pitching is, or how good your defence is. You have to have some HR power to go along with the speed and contact hitters of "small ball".

posted by daddisamm at 06:33 PM on September 23, 2005

Was Joe Torre a bad manager when his NY Yankees started the year off in a bad foot? - No! So . . . what? All managers are good managers? All managers that have a streak of x or more wins in a row are automatically good? What's x? Seems like the reverse of your logic applies just as easily: just because Ozzie had a good streak earlier he's a good manager? No! Ozzie Guillen was never a "very good player". He was a fun player and decent in the field.

posted by yerfatma at 06:36 PM on September 23, 2005

when it comes to the Indians i feel like im watching a modern day movie of MAJOR LEAGUE. I dont know if its that they are playing great ball or just alot of luck. Look at Hefner. He just hit another homerun just now. I think he has hit at leat 1 homer in the past 6 or 7 games. Sorry but hes no barry bonds.

posted by aztlan78 at 08:06 PM on September 23, 2005

Keep an eye out for a completely stripped cutout of one of the Jacobs family. Also: it's "Hafner". And he reminds me of an orc.

posted by yerfatma at 08:17 PM on September 23, 2005

thanks on the correction for Hafner and ur right he does remind me of an orc.

posted by aztlan78 at 08:22 PM on September 23, 2005

"Ozzy is one big quote machine" Ozzy is not the same person as Ozzie. Just so's we're clear here.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:35 PM on September 23, 2005

"just because Ozzie had a good streak earlier he's a good manager? No!" I would never call a 90 > season a streak! You are ridiculous. Ozzy is a better manager than you will ever be a baseball fan! or critic for that matter. Go home and keep watching soccer or whatever other sport you watch, since obviously by your comments, you're pretty ignorant about BBall.

posted by zippinglou at 09:13 PM on September 23, 2005

/watches field hockey while masturbating, contemplates the use of mathematical symbols where they don't belong

posted by yerfatma at 10:43 PM on September 23, 2005

Ozzy or Ozzie they both speak crazy at times!

posted by daddisamm at 10:45 PM on September 23, 2005

=Mmm+field >hockey-

posted by justgary at 10:55 PM on September 23, 2005

yertfatman < stupidman

posted by zippinglou at 11:19 PM on September 23, 2005

I didn't know anybody said Hafner was like Barry Bonds. He is a damn good DH for the Tribe though, this is his second season in a row with 100 + RBI for them. On a young team that is still going though the "rebuilding process" he is doing a fine job. Don't try to discredit him just because he lit your White Sox up this past week. Also before you go calling the Indians a modern day Major League You may want to wait and see what happens to your prescious little team next week. Overall, at least you didn't post this shit again: SCREW YOU CUBS FANS AT LEAST THE SOX STILL GOT A CHANCE. WHERE ARE THE CUBS, ALWAYS HURT AND BARELY AT .500. BUNCH OF BITCHES. GO SOX!!!!!!!!! posted by aztlan78 at 5:21 PM CST on September 15

posted by jojomfd1 at 12:45 AM on September 24, 2005

jojomfd1- well said.

posted by redsoxrgay at 08:08 AM on September 25, 2005

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