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Quote of the Day: Ozzie Guillen colorfully avoids a Fidel Castro question

May 9, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

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Ozzie Guillen was asked by a reporter if the furor over his Fidel Castro comments has died down.  Of course Ozzie isn’t going to touch a Fidel Castro question with a ten foot pole these days, so he dodged it. Smart!

Even better: he did it by making sure he stayed firmly in his comfort zone:  spouting delicious, delicious profanity:

“F***ing grow up, motherf****r, are you kidding me?”

Thank God the man is sticking to what he knows.

Audio at the linked page.  This is a family blog, so Ozzie’s words won’t burn our virgin ears here.

  1. ajcardsfan - May 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    “Say Castro one more time motherf***er”

    • CJ - May 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      Si, motherf***er. CASTRO!

    • michiganhockey11 - May 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      I dare you! I double dare you, you mothaf***er! Say Castro one more godd**n time!

      • number42is1 - May 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

        Do they speak English in Cuba?


  2. El Bravo - May 9, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    How does one not love this man? I mean I fucking love him like I fucking love Castro. Oh sorry, family blog…

    • Ben - May 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Is the second “fucking” being used literally or for emphasis?

    • baseballisboring - May 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      Ha…he said exactly what he needed to say to a shit-stirring media douche. Good for him.

  3. illcomm - May 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Lol. Craig, was he yelling at u?

  4. Utley's Hair - May 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Has anybody asked Ozzie what he thinks about Old Gator?

    • Ben - May 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

      I wonder if Old Gator is actually Fidel Castro..they’ve never been seen in the same place at the same time.

      • drewsylvania - May 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

        Heyman hasn’t denied it.

      • drewsylvania - May 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        We’re downthumbing Heyman jokes now? Tough crowd.

      • Ben - May 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

        It was probably Jon Heyman

      • drewsylvania - May 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM

        Man…it IS Heyman. Hi Jon! How’s Boras Corporation?

  5. deathmonkey41 - May 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Well, did that motherf****r f***ing grow up?

  6. b7p19 - May 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Oh Ozzie….so close to Mothers Day.

  7. Jonny 5 - May 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Imagine what he says when there is no media around.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      Ozzie comes home to his wife after a game:

      “Ah yes, good evening my darling. How are you, sweetheart? Let us share a glass of cognac and embrace under the stars. The moon is as warm as your skin tonight. Let us ponder how lucky in love we are, yes?”

  8. racksie - May 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    I miss Ozzie in the AL Central, but because he’s Ozzie, we all get to enjoy and love this man. Props Ozzie. You could not have done this better.

  9. drewsylvania - May 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Being Hispanic is the only thing that has saved Ozzie’s job.

    • b7p19 - May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      Yeah, minorities in this country just have it so easy. Us white folks just can’t seem to catch a break.

      • drewsylvania - May 9, 2012 at 4:45 PM

        Affirmative Action says hi.

    • jjschiller - May 9, 2012 at 4:23 PM

      This is the same organization that fired Fredi Gonzalez, notably Hispanic.

      But that interferes with the reality you’ve constructed for yourself, so, the rest of us will indulge you and ignore that fact.

    • drewsylvania - May 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      Any idea why he’s still around, then? I thought they took him on to leverage the Hispanic population in Florida.

      • El Bravo - May 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM

        They took him on b/c Ozzie has wanted to go to FL for years. They took him on b/c he has an long relationship with the Marlins org due to the fact he’s had that continue dialogue for so long. They took him b/c he helped bring a W.S. to the South Side of Chicago after over 50 years without one. Not everything is about race, unless of course, it fits nicely into your narrowest of idiotic views.

      • baseballisboring - May 9, 2012 at 6:14 PM

        ^ Nah bro…affirmative action!!! Duh.

    • baseballisboring - May 9, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      How do you figure that?

  10. charlutes - May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    hahaha that’s awesome, I love Ozzie.

  11. sdelmonte - May 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Profanity is fine, as long as you don’t talk about Fidel. Gotta love it.

  12. kickingiant - May 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    HBT: Ozzie drops F-bomb when asked about Castro

    Given that this is Ozzie we’re talking about, shouldn’t the headline just say “Guillen asked about Castro”?

    • cltjump - May 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM

      Si, motherf#%ker.

    • Utley's Hair - May 9, 2012 at 9:19 PM

      Ozzie doesn’t drop F bombs…he throws them.

  13. mckludge - May 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    If they haven’t done it yet, they need to have a SNL skit of a round-table discussion group with Ozzie Guillen and Samuel Jackson.

  14. stex52 - May 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    The local announcers in Houston were having fun with the general topic on air last night, what with the Astros’ catcher being Jason Castro. General comments to the effect of “Don’t ask Ozzie about anyone overthrowing Castro.”

  15. natstowngreg - May 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    The only reason I even bothered to look at this post was to see Gator’s comments. Disappointing.

  16. ugglasforearms - May 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Tell me again… what was the reasoning behind the Marlins hiring this guy?

  17. jimmymarlinsfan - May 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    I love Ozzie, I sincerely hope he is the Marlins manager for a long, long time

    And if Ozzie and Sam Jackson ever did get into a round table discussion…about….well anything…i think the word fuck would even have to break it up and tell em they are beating a dead horse

  18. Old Gator - May 9, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Okay, I have been busy being a serious professional researcher all day today up at the Alkek Library archives at Texas State University in San Marcos, ogling those ridiculously beautiful coeds and trying to keep my mind on historical episodes along the Texas-Mexico border during the 19th Century. Well, it definitely beats designatedhitterball for keeping interest.

    I call your collective attention to the fact that I commented, cogently and succinctly, on Slobbering Ozzie’s detached twitching lizard’s tail of a tirade in Houston in my report on the Feesh victory over the ‘Stros on the Tuesday morning “And That Happened.” Craig is late, as usual, on matters Feeshy. Old Greasy Vulva Lips replied with his usual gracelessness and foul temper to a perfectly reasonable provocation by a spawrtswriter – I mean, what does he expect, that he’s going to be treated with amnesiac deference on this issue by the spawrts press? Gimme a break. His idiotic comments on Castro are going to haunt his tenure as fleet admiral of Feesh like Raskolnikov’s dreams of a hatchet for as long as it takes him to implode again as inevitably as the Reelfoot fault zone is going to justify Albert Pujols’ getting out of town ahead of the next geological götterdämmerung. All he did by uncorking his superfund site of a vocabulary again is show the curious just where the slip/strike zones of his alleged mind are. It’ll be like poking a sleeping hyena with a cattle prod anytime they want to set him off for their own entertainment – and you can bet it won’t be long until they do it again.

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