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Ozzie Guillen wasn’t pleased with Bobby Jenks or his son’s tweets

Jan 21, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

Chicago White Sox manager Guillen sits in the dugout against the LA Angels during MLB American League baseball game in Anaheim

Ozzie Guillen talked about that Bobby Jenks-Oney Guillen stuff yesterday, and he voiced some regret over his son sharing clubhouse business on his Twitter feed:

Guillen said he felt ‘‘sad’’ about Jenks’ comments, which came after Jenks signed with the Boston Red Sox last month. But Guillen said his son crossed the line when he tweeted that Jenks ‘‘couldn’t handle ur drinking [sic],” and ‘‘u have had marital problems.’’

‘‘When Oney [tweeted] that, the only thing I was upset about [was] clubhouse stuff,’’ Guillen said. “He grew up in baseball, and he knows the clubhouse stuff — whatever happens in there, everybody knows. . . . In the past, our clubhouse was a temple. Now you can do what you want to do and people find out what happened in the clubhouse. That’s not the first time it happened.’”

That aside, he saves way more words for Jenks, talking about how displeased he was with Jenks comment about Guillen not knowing how to manage a bullpen.

In the grand scheme of things, Jenks’ comments seem pretty minor. Oney Guillen’s stuff, however, is the kind of thing that makes players wonder if what goes on in the White Sox’ clubhouse has any sanctity. I don’t expect Ozzie to come out and excoriate his own son, but at the same time, I don’t think anything he said yesterday will put players’ minds at ease that their business will remain their business if they ever have a personal disagreement with the Guillens.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 21, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    That’s okay, I’ll excoriate that illiterate, slobbering, spiteful, sanctimonious imbecile jackass of a son of his for him, so that he won’t feel any inclination to come down here and do it. It’s important, for a variety of reasons, that Ozzie believe that if he were inclined to come work in Macondo that his dimwit spawn would be treated the way they treat Cliff Lee’s wife in New York. Ozzie, this would not be a nice place to bring up a son. Or even to try to start from scratch, given what a complete mess you made of the project the first time.

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jan 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM

      It’s all good. We love (perhaps a strong word) him in Chicago so we’ll keep him. So far he’s run a solid ship on the South Side and makes for great local headlines (i.e. entertainment). Especially that Christmas video.

      • Old Gator - Jan 21, 2011 at 2:12 PM

        Since you don’t need to endure his particular style of grandstanding on a mass basis up there in Chicago, your threshold of tolerance for his brand of incoherent idiocy is no doubt much lower than it would be if you lived in Macondo. That sort of surrealistic illogic that governs his alleged thinking, and which certainly governs his visible range of blowhard antics, is the daily stuff of the social fabric and style of governance here in the Republica Platinosa. Ozzie showing up here to “manage” the Feesh, as has occasionally been threatened, would be like that roadrunner’s tailfeather floating down towards Wile E. Coyote’s brow while he clings tenuously to a cliffside daisy that’s slowly but surely pulling loose. But he makes sense in Chi-town, which hosted the world’s first sustained nuclear chain reaction, and now hosts the world’s longest sustained mental meltdown.

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