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Ozzie Guillen calls his two-game suspension for tweeting “a good move” by MLB

May 2, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT

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

I thought MLB suspending Ozzie Guillen two games for posting on Twitter following his ejection last week was too extreme, but yesterday the White Sox manager told Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com that the punishment “was a very fair one”:

I think it was good for baseball, myself and the integrity of the game. If MLB makes any good moves in the last 20 years I think this is a good one. They don’t make that many good moves but they did this time.

That quote didn’t seem very Ozzie-like until the part about how “they don’t make that many good moves.”

Guillen was ejected from Wednesday’s game for arguing a called third strike on Paul Konerko and posted on Twitter minutes later, writing:

This one going to cost me a lot money this is patetic

Today a tough guy show up a yankee stadium

He was right about the money and the “tough guy” is umpire Todd Tichenor. MLB prohibits the use of social media during games and Guillen said he “agrees 100 percent with them.” He served the suspension Friday and Saturday, as the White Sox lost both games to the Orioles.

  1. thunderfan26 - May 2, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    who cares? they blow

  2. Old Gator - May 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    That’s about the most masochistic self-assessment since Charlie the Tuna.

    • cur68 - May 2, 2011 at 3:54 PM

      Ozzie [expletive] Guillen agrees with that, too.

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