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Postby chadlincoln » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:35 pm

He definately speaks his mind. Check out the bolded section...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2494491

Guillen calls columnist Mariotti homosexual slur

On Tuesday to reporters, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen referred to Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Around the Horn contributor Jay Mariotti as a derogatory name for a homosexual.

Angry with a recent column by Mariotti critical of Guillen's handling of recently demoted relief pitcher Sean Tracey and upset with Mariotti with columns of the past, Guillen said to reporters when referring to Mariotti before Tuesday's game with the Cardinals, "What a piece of [expletive] he is, [expletive] fag."

Mariotti was covering the NBA Finals Tuesday night and was not present to hear what Guillen said.

Columnist Greg Couch of the Sun-Times wrote a column Wednesday in response, calling for commissioner Bud Selig to suspend Guillen for his use of a "hurtful homophobic" term.

Before writing the column, Couch asked Guillen for an explanation. Guillen defended his use of the term "fag" by saying this about homosexuals and the use of the word in question: "I don't have anything against those people. In my country, you call someone something like that and it is not the same as it is in this country.''

Guillen said that in his native Venezuela, that word is not a reference to a person's sexuality, but to his courage. He said he was saying that Mariotti is "not man enough to meet me and talk about [things before writing].''

Guillen also told Couch that he has gay friends, attends WNBA games, went to a Madonna concert and plans to go to the Gay Games in Chicago.

"I called that of this man [Mariotti],'' he told Couch. "I'm not trying to hurt anybody [else]."

Scott Reifert, the White Sox's vice president of communications, offered to apologize on behalf of the organization when approached by Couch.

"To anybody who was insulted or hurt by that comment ... as an organization, we'll certainly apologize," Reifert told Couch.
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Re: Ozzie shoots off at the mouth again

Postby mikhayl » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:41 pm

Heads up, you missed an expletive in the 2nd paragraph.

On topic, how can an adult act like that?
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Postby Geek » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:44 pm

"What a piece of [expletive] he is, [expletive] fag."


Guillen said that in his native Venezuela, that word is not a reference to a person's sexuality, but to his courage.


Funny, I thought they spoke Spanish in Venezuela.
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Postby tribefan » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:13 pm

mikhayl wrote:Heads up, you missed an expletive in the 2nd paragraph.

On topic, how can an adult act like that?


Haven't you heard? Apparently you can do anything you want after winning a world series. ;-7 Order pitchers to hit batters, call names, etc. Very sad.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:21 pm

:-t i wish Ozzie would just go away. he may be a good coach, but he's totally lacking in professionalism and human decency
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:22 pm

I love Ozzie he makes me laugh
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Re: Ozzie shoots off at the mouth again

Postby DK » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:27 pm

I find it funny how attending a women's basketball game and seeing Madonna, a woman, in concert qualifies you as having no problem with men who like men.

Definitely classless and stupid, his explanation was funny but only because it perpetuated more stupidity.
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Re: Ozzie shoots off at the mouth again

Postby Matthias » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:29 pm

DK wrote:I find it funny how attending a women's basketball game and seeing Madonna, a woman, in concert qualifies you as having no problem with men who like men.


Well, I don't know about the WNBA games, that's a lot of lesbians, but.... have you BEEN to a Madonna concert in the last decade?
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Re: Ozzie shoots off at the mouth again

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:29 pm

DK wrote:I find it funny how attending a women's basketball game and seeing Madonna, a woman, in concert qualifies you as having no problem with men who like men.

Definitely classless and stupid, his explanation was funny but only because it perpetuated more stupidity.


yea his explanation was horrible.

But comeon who here hasn't called someone that or a retard or something else.

You don't actually mean he is retarded or gay its just a way of saying.

You suck basically
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Re: Ozzie shoots off at the mouth again

Postby mak1277 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:35 pm

acsguitar wrote:
DK wrote:I find it funny how attending a women's basketball game and seeing Madonna, a woman, in concert qualifies you as having no problem with men who like men.

Definitely classless and stupid, his explanation was funny but only because it perpetuated more stupidity.


yea his explanation was horrible.

But comeon who here hasn't called someone that or a retard or something else.

You don't actually mean he is retarded or gay its just a way of saying.

You suck basically


I'm completely on board with this sentiment. I'd wager that most of us have said something similar without meaning it literally. And honestly, if you're a gay man, do you really give a damn what Ozzie Guillen thinks about you?

Ozzie says what most people only think...and I for one must applaud senseless diarrhea of the mouth like that. ;-D :-o
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