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More drama in Miami: Ozzie Guillen responds to Heath Bell, clubhouse drama ensues

Sep 25, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

This is getting kinda nuts. After Heath Bell’s radio two-step yesterday and today, Ozzie Guillen went on the radio in Miami to respond to Bell.  Meanwhile, in the Marlins clubhouse:



How in the hell are Ozzie Guillen and Heath Bell supposed to share a clubhouse in 2013?  Indeed, how will they do it for the last week and a half of this season?

  1. realgone2 - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Morons! I have morons on my payroll!!

    – Cobra Commander.

  2. kevinleaptrot - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Clubhouse fist fight between Ozzie and Bell before the weekend is over.

    • Old Gator - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      Someone gets an earlobe bitten off. It’s the fashionable thing these days.

      • cur68 - Sep 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

        Gator, get a garden hose, go down there, and stand by: its going to be like when two of your dogs decide to throw down. Best thing is just commence a hosin’ and don’t stop till they are both belly up.

    • townballblog - Sep 25, 2012 at 5:44 PM

      Fight Club!

      • Old Gator - Sep 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

        Quiet. You do not talk about Fight Club.

      • townballblog - Sep 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM


    • kevinleaptrot - Sep 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM

      After tonight’s game they may not wait until the weekend. Got to be a lot of frustration in that clubhouse right now. Ozzie & Heath start swinging and the Marlins’ clubhouse might look like a Foxconn dormitory from last weekend.

    • surefooted1 - Sep 26, 2012 at 2:47 AM

      You know, Loria might run with that. He could probably make some $$ off that so you know he’d be interested.

  3. sisqsage - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Before the fight this weekend in the clubhouse, Ozzie will yell at Bell “You don’t want to be treated like a man!!!”, but in context Spanish.

  4. phillyphan93 - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM


  5. kevinbnyc - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    I’d like some popcorn and a seat in OG’s livingroom to watch steam come out of his ears.

    • Old Gator - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:31 PM


    • xmatt0926x - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      I’m not sure steam will be coming out of Ozzie. He’s getting set to get paid 3 more years to do nothing but indulge in his passion for booze and broads. I’ll be damned if I don’t admire him.

      • Old Gator - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:42 PM

        Then you gotta love Castro, too. It’s a package deal.

  6. frenchysplatediscipline - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Lou would set him straight!

  7. atworkident - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Finally something to get my mind off the NFL refs. #ozzietainment

  8. stackers1 - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    To realgone2

    Great Butch Cassidy reference.

    • Francisco (FC) - Sep 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM

      Actually that’s G.I. Joe. You’re really thinking of this:

      • anthonyverna - Sep 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

        I’m pretty sure the G.I. Joe script team knew what they were doing.

      • Francisco (FC) - Sep 26, 2012 at 9:57 AM

        True, but the G.I. Joe version is *MUCH* more apt!

  9. SOBEIT - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Showtime’s The Franchise wishes they had not cancelled so early…Bell vs. Guillen. Behind the scenes shots would have been so awesome to capture.

    • dwrek5 - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:29 PM

      It was bad timing all around for Showtime. Too far into the season to catch any of the position battles. Too early in the season to get past the warm and snuggley phase. They should have had a crew on stand by. Hey Showtime, sh**’s about to hit the fan. Cameracrew, go go go!

  10. Old Gator - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    This is definitely more fun than Predator versus Aliens. Maybe even more fun than Destroy All Monsters. And it’s got better special effects than Smackdown. But, I must say, it still has a long way to go to equal the world heavyweight cinema championship match between John Wayne and Victor MacLaghlen at the end of The Quiet Man. Too bad neither of these guys is Irish.

    • Gamera the Brave - Sep 25, 2012 at 5:18 PM

      NOTHING’S more fun than Destroy All Monsters!!!
      Well – that fight scene in The Quiet Man was pretty damned good…
      But even The Duke never had atomic fire breath!

    • natstowngreg - Sep 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

      Ah yes, I remember that fight scene. Hilarious.

  11. kevinleaptrot - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Wonder which one yells “Tu ere maricon” first.

  12. realgone2 - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    A Bell Vs. Guillen Texas bullrope death match would probably draw better down there than a Marlins’ game.

  13. Old Gator - Sep 25, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Where is thee man who wearss thees uniform? He has black hair, he smokes a ceegar, and he’s a peeg!

  14. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Sep 25, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    To listen to the Ozzie interview go here

    In the middle of the page is “The Ticket on Demand” Ozzie is the 3’rd down, just click on it.

  15. thomas2727 - Sep 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    I say the Marlins offer to trade Ozzie Guillen to the Red Sox for Bobby Valentine.

  16. scratchnsniffnblog - Sep 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    I think these two should be forced to box each other in the Special Olympics. They can get an NFL replacement ref to adjudicate.

  17. Old Gator - Sep 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    What really interests me tonight is, Scrooge McLoria is sitting in a synagogue somewhere atoning for his sins of the past year and plotting his sins of the next. What can he be thinking knowing this is going on in his clubhouse, that his manager and his bonus baby opener (closer doesn’t seem appropriate to the guy in charge of coming in and busting open the Ark of the Covenant every night) are making him look like a fool. I can see him feeding both of these guys to Moloch on Thursday – if he waits that long.

    • scratchnsniffnblog - Sep 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

      Maybe he’s thinking this…

  18. Brinke - Sep 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Ozzie = history

  19. yahmule - Sep 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Only tangentially related, but Dan LeBetard sucks.

  20. kappy32 - Sep 26, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Heath Bell has an awful lot to say for a guy who has mustered only a few good seasons. Last time I checked, Ozzie was a rather successful player, having a playing career that Bell could only dream of having, and has gone on to be a pretty successful manager. Last time I checked, it was Ozzie who had the World Series Ring; they don’t give them out to last place teams like the ones Bell has languished on. This fat bastard is complaining about how he “worked his butt off” but wasn’t able to regain his closer’s role after doing everything he could the first half of the season to bury the Marlins. How about this, Heath? You are now a multi-millionaire after the Marlins gave you possibly the worst contract in the history of their franchise & that alone should be enough for you to “work your butt off” every single day that you are a member of that team. Closer or not, you have an obligation to Mr. Loria, the man who signs your bloated check; Mr. Hill & Mr. Beinfest, the “co-GMs” who very likely will be losing their jobs in a few weeks primarily due to offering you a ridiculous contract; your teammates, the majority of whom go out there & “work their butts off” for a minúte fraction of what you make; and the fans, who traveled to that spaceship looking stadium to watch you blow lead after lead the first half, spend at least $150 on tickets & concessions, and are a large supplemental asset used to pay your aforementioned bloated contract. Last time I checked, Ozzie stuck with Bell for a significant amount of time longer than he ever should have & repeatedly told him he had faith in him. Want to talk about being honest? Bell was the one who promised Ozzie that he was turning a corner, about to pick things up, only to go out & blow 3 straight saves, 2 of which were 3 run leads, forcing Ozzie to remove him. Bell has no one to blame but himself for being demoted & not getting “his job” back. I am a big Mets fan & I was extremely happy when he left that team because all he did was complain that he wasn’t given a fair shot then once they did give him one, he was extremely underwhelming. That canyon called Petco Park is the only reason why anyone knows Heath Bell’s name. Maybe the Marlins can trade him to the Sugarland Skeeters for Clemens because as far as I’m concerned, Clemens has more credibility than this fat clown.

  21. moogro - Sep 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    This phony “closer” label sure has caused a lot of problems.

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