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    Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/mario...021908.article

    If he were a rapper, he'd be Vanilla Ice. If he were a trashy figure skater, he'd be Tonya Harding. If he were dead, he'd be Anna Nicole Smith. As a major-league baseball manager, he is no better at the moment than Terry Bevington, who at least produced 85 and 80 wins in his two full seasons as a much-ridiculed Sox skipper. Last season, Guillen finished 72-90 with a $100 million-plus payroll and few major injuries. While Cubs counterpart Lou Piniella was a candidate for Manager of the Year, he was the clearcut Underachiever of the Year.

    So why pay any attention to him? He's nothing but a megalomaniac driven by how much we talk and write about him, which tends to trivialize the more important mission of inspiring the Sox toward some state of contention in the game's most difficult division. I mean, have you ever sat back and absorbed what comes out of Guillen's mouth? It isn't funny. It's mindless.

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    So why pay any attention to him? He's nothing but a megalomaniac driven by how much we talk and write about him, which tends to trivialize the more important mission of inspiring the Sox toward some state of contention in the game's most difficult division.
    So he writes something to feed the megalomaniac. Brilliant!

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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Jay is just mad because Ozzie has publicily trashed him in the past

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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Mariotti has taken his personal feud with Guillen public (over at least the last two years) in an extremely vindictive and unprofessional manner. I saw him blabbering on about Guillen in one of the ESPN talking head shows a couple of years ago, and couldn't believe what was coming out of his mouth. Mariotti once worked for the late, great Cincy Post, IIRC.

    It makes me yearn for the days of Jim Murray, a guy who knew how to write with biting wit without being a crass bore.

    Surely, Chicago can do better than this guy!

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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Mariotti has taken his personal feud with Guillen public (over at least the last two years) in an extremely vindictive and unprofessional manner. I saw him blabbering on about Guillen in one of the ESPN talking head shows a couple of years ago, and couldn't believe what was coming out of his mouth. Mariotti once worked for the late, great Cincy Post, IIRC.

    It makes me yearn for the days of Jim Murray, a guy who knew how to write with biting wit without being a crass bore.

    Surely, Chicago can do better than this guy!
    Journalism has gotten that way as of late. Look at this city and their favorites and the players they don't like. Unfortunatly jounalists think that they need to force their opninon on others instead of writing about the topic.

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    When you win World Series titles as often as the city of Chicago it's easy to take the managers who've won those titles for granted.
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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    When you win World Series titles as often as the city of Chicago it's easy to take the managers who've won those titles for granted.
    My sarcasm detector is off the charts!
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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Guillen called a spade a spade when he called out Mariotti. And Mariotti continues to prove Guillen right by whining in his columns. Mariotti comes across as the childish hack that he is. The fact that ESPN gives this guy an everyday role on Around the Horn is amazing. Of course, the "talent" on that show is pretty bad anyway (see Woody Paige and the 13-year-old host) so maybe he fits right in.

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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Guillen called a spade a spade when he called out Mariotti. And Mariotti continues to prove Guillen right by whining in his columns. Mariotti comes across as the childish hack that he is. The fact that ESPN gives this guy an everyday role on Around the Horn is amazing. Of course, the "talent" on that show is pretty bad anyway (see Woody Paige and the 13-year-old host) so maybe he fits right in.
    Woody Paige is a fantastic columnist for the Denver Post. Just because he plays the joker on ATH doesn't take away from his writing. He is fantastic and I read him daily (or at least the three columns he'll write a week).

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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    Woody Paige is a fantastic columnist for the Denver Post. Just because he plays the joker on ATH doesn't take away from his writing. He is fantastic and I read him daily (or at least the three columns he'll write a week).
    http://www.firejoemorgan.com/search/label/woody%20paige

    link to FJM and tag: Woody Paige
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    If Jay Mariotti were a journalist, he'd be...............
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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    If Jay Mariotti were a journalist, he'd be...............
    Is this one of these ACT-type questions???
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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    He's nothing but a megalomaniac driven by how much we talk and write about him
    Was this an autobiographical story by Mariotti? I wonder how he pulled himself off the ESPN hot-seat to write this blurb...
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Jay Mariotti on Ozzie Guillen - Leaves me speechless.

    If I didn't know better, I'd say this is a work to keep people buying papers. Ozzie trashes Jay, Jay trashes Ozzie and it gets people talking.
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    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."


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