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Ozzie downgrades Twins from piranhas to sardines

Jun 17, 2011, 2:28 AM EDT


Back in 2006, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said the Minnesota Twins were “piranhas.”

He meant it as a compliment, as in “man those Twins are feisty. They’re small and don’t look so threatening, but they will swarm and take you down!” Or something like that.

Now, in the year 2011, Ozzie is still dishing out compliments to the plucky Twins. That’s not surprising given that Minnesota has won 11 of its last 13 games, as well as six straight series against the White Sox.

But over time, his compliments seem to be getting a lot less, well, complimentary. What once were piranhas are now sardines:

“They are [bleeping] sardines. They ARE sardines. They look like a bunch of circus midgets out there. But they can play.”

Guillen went on to laud the work of Twins manager Ron Gardenhire for getting the most out of a team suffering numerous injuries. “When you’re missing Morneau, Mauer, Thome and Kubel, and you’re still winning games, you gotta give those guys credit.”

So there you have it. Ozzie still likes the Twins, but the piranhas have been downgraded to sardines.

And circus midgets.

  1. trevorb06 - Jun 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Nick Punto and bullpens not withstanding, Gardenhire has to be given props because he can manage the hell out of what looks like a lesser team.

  2. Old Gator - Jun 17, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Thanks for sparing us another photo of those lips, Bob. They make Cur68 awfully nervous.

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