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Matt Thornton didn’t appreciate Oney Guillen’s tweets

Jan 1, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

Thornton Guillen

During an appearance on ESPN 1000 in Chicago earlier today, Matt Thornton criticized Ozzie Guillen’s son Oney for his recent tweets regarding former closer Bobby Jenks.

“What happened here with Oney tweeting what he did, that’s crossing a pretty big line in my personal opinion. That’s something that’s gotta be addressed quickly and taken care of and snuffed out real fast. Anytime you bring clubhouse stuff out in the open, I don’t care what it is, it’s that person’s personal business and also the clubhouse’s personal business. That’s the first time all this stuff has really irritated me. It doesn’t matter what’s true and what’s not true, I don’t care about that. The fact that anything was said at all is ridiculous. It’s definitely gotta be addressed and taken care of real quick around here.”

What’s worse, while Thornton said that he mostly talks baseball with Ozzie, he expressed concerns that this incident may cause certain players to think twice about disclosing personal information. And with Oney telling a Chicago talk radio station the other day that he stands behind his comments regarding Jenks, well, that’s completely understandable.

  1. pisano - Jan 1, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” The son’s a big mouth jackass like his father.

    • uyf1950 - Jan 1, 2011 at 6:47 PM

      This kid’s been spoon fed by his father for years. If I’m not mistaken wasn’t Oney signed to a Minor League contract with the White Sox a few years back. Probably a charity signing by the White Sox as a courtesy to Ozzie. What does anyone expect.

    • Old Gator - Jan 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM

      Pick a more tropical fruit….

  2. Old Gator - Jan 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Damned “post” button….

    As I was saying, I sure hope this doesn’t lead to Ozzie’s termination with the Sox. He is as much a part of the south side as strong winds off the lake. He is the spirit of Chicago. He belongs there.

    Not (shudder) down here….

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