Watch as Mariotti uses his brain! (to unmold lumporious cornmeal mush, loosen edges with a rancidious spatula)
As someone who makes a living having to deliver harsh commentary at times, I am not scared to articulate thoughts about subjects that have included Reinsdorf, Williams and Guillen. The difference is that I use my brain; Guillen and his son do not. The minute Ozzie wrote that Sox management “touched me where it hurts most’’—all because they won’t let him have a personal Web page after agreeing to let him tweet and do all his other nonsense—it should have been the final straw inside any clear-thinking, self-respecting organization. But Reinsdorf, as vindictive a man as you’ll see in sports, adores Guillen because he has taken on some of the owner’s biggest critics. Never mind that Guillen, in the process, also has turned the Sox into a shameful and ridiculous franchise. Reinsdorf keeps looking the other way even when Guillen is politically incorrect in the worst and most insensitive ways, which contradicts everything the owner claims to stand for in regard to diversity and equality.
...“Kenny’s my boss, he’s always going to be and I respect that. I don’t think [Yankees GM Brian] Cashman and [former Yankees manager] Joe Torre got along that well and they won six [bleeping] championships.’‘
How insulting to suggest that Cashman and Torre, two fine gentlemen, ever behaved like these children. And how interesting that Guillen conveniently left out this little fact: Torre was forced out two years ago. The Yankees, under Joe Girardi, won the World Series last year. The White Sox, under Guillen, won’t win the World Series again.
The Blizzard of Oz was a good story when the Sox were champions in 2005. But it’s now 2010, and the statute of limitations on lunacy expired long ago.
For the sake of everyone involved, mostly Ozzie Guillen, please end this hideous sideshow at once.