Thursday, February 16, 2006

 

New Hero: Ozzie Guillen

Ozzie Guillen, manager of the world champion Chicago White Sox, not only blew off the president, he also dissed Alex Rodriguez in an SI article for being wishy-washing on whether he was going to play for the Dominican Republic or for the US in the upcoming World Baseball classic:
"Alex was kissing Latino people's asses," Guillen, who's from Venezuela, said...."He knew he wasn't going to play for the Dominicans; he's not a Dominican!"
I admit I wasn't too keen on Guillen's antics during the regular season and in the playoffs. But I warmed up to him when he missed a meeting at the White House with Bush to go on a family vacation. Guillen never said why felt vacation was more important than a meeting with the U.S. president, but we can guess that the rhetoric from Bush's allies against Guillen's own leader and country had something to do with it... And dissing the man behind the sissy slap is frosting on the cake.
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