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Ozzie Guillen is gonna get fined

May 26, 2010, 4:26 PM EDT

UPDATE:  Ozzie expanded on his earlier comments in the postgame presser:

Guillen said that West told him “to get the
(bleep) off the field.” Guillen said he knew that managers, players and
coaches cannot argue balk calls, but felt that West overstepped his

“He thinks he’s the (bleep)
in the field,” said Guillen, who could be both fined and suspended.
“People pay to watch (bleeping) players play, not to see umpires and
managers. I don’t see any people say, ‘I’m going to see Ozzie Guillen
manage or Joe West (bleeping) umpire.’ ”
“Joe’s been that way for a
lot of years … Sometimes he thinks (bleeping) people pay to watch him
(bleeping) umpire.”

Worth noting that it’s not at all clear that Ozzie was angry when he said this. He kind of goes on like that all the time. Usually he just makes sure he’s off the record first.

3:45 P.M: I’m totally with old Ozzie on this one in theory — umpire Joe West was totally out of line this afternoon — but Guillen’s post-game comment on West might be a bridge too far:

“He’s a f—ing a–hole.”

I don’t know that they’ve come up with computers sophisticated enough
to calculate the size of the fine Guillen is gonna get for that one.

  1. The Common Man - May 26, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Now, if we could only get him to Tweet that!

  2. W - May 26, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    This is why Ozzie Guillen is the man.

  3. BCTF - May 26, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    I don’t see why he should be fined. He didn’t say anything about his job performace.

  4. Largebill - May 26, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Honesty is expensive. I’m an Indians fan, but love Guillen’s refusal to be bland.

  5. Jimmy Marlins Fan - May 26, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    ill always have a soft spot for Ozzie as being apart of the 03′ world series team
    but the man hit the nail on the head here
    umpires have it too good, have too much authority, and not enough checks on their power and retain the right to be an idiot at a moment’s notice
    we have the technology, lets use it

  6. John - May 26, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Baseball needs more Ozzie Guillens.

  7. Nate - May 26, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Bring on the machines, fire the umpires. On second thought, leave one human umpire so we can get occasional entertainment like this.

  8. Jonny5 - May 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    Yeah, but we’re going to have one less Ozzie if he doesn’t get his team on track.

  9. Anon!Mice! - May 27, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    No, No, No. Its a language problem, he meant to say:
    “He [has] a f—ing a–hole”, with “f—ing” being a placeholder while he contemplates proper English phrasing. A mere description of anatomy. MLB shouldn’t Arizona him.

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