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Quote of the Day: Ozzie Guillen on Mike Scioscia

May 11, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

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Mike Scioscia surpassed 1,000 career victories this week and Ozzie Guillen was asked to describe the differences between him and the Angels manager:

He weighs 200 pounds more than me. He’s bald, I’m not. He reads the scouting report, I not. He has his own way.

Among active managers Scioscia trails only Joe Girardi and Charlie Manuel with a .550 winning percentage, while Guillen ranks seventh at .524 in between Terry Francona and Dusty Baker.

Also, as a formerly skinny shortstop who’s now a plenty portly manager himself Guillen has a lot of nerve picking on Scioscia’s weight. Of course, “Guillen has a lot of nerve …” could refer to just about anything the White Sox manager says, which is why he’s the all-time leader in “Quote of the Day” appearances.

“He has his own way.”

  1. kingkillerstudios - May 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    You don’t think he was probably joking about the weight? Humorous hyperbole? I’m seldom going to argue against Guillen just being a horse’s ass, but that read like kidding to me.

    • pisano - May 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

      No one can argue with you about him being a horses ass, but he goes beyond that, he has to be the most ignorant manager of all time, He’s the real village idiot.

  2. Panda Claus - May 11, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    That picture seems to warrant this caption: “Mike Scioscia laughs at your attempts to keep him away from the all-you-can-eat buffet.”

  3. koufaxmitzvah - May 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Scioscia becoming the Angels manager was the first nail in the current Dodgers coffin. Him taking the ’88 team as his coaches made that world championship a part of Anaheim, which sucks for this LA (Valley) kid.

    No one blocked the plate better, and I wouldn’t mess with the dude at either the buffet or salad bar.

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