Aw crap

Aw crap
Pictured: Ozzie heroically swallowing the cognitive dissonance while telling Alex Rios he's starting // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune

@OzzieGuillen

When i get to chitown lets make one thing clear what happen last day whit the sox stay tune

9 hours ago via Twitter for iPad

Oh, so Ozzie heard about the Jake Peavy interview.  I guess that was bound to happ--

@OzzieGuillen

Iam out the country now but i never quit in anything yes be ready when i talk going to be fun

9 hours ago via Twitter for iPad

Yeah, he definitely heard all of it.  Oh boy, this doesn't sound like it's going to be pretty at all.

@OzzieGuillen

I will kill peoples fellings no mercy i turn the page but they no let me a long then get ready going to be bad

9 hours ago via Twitter for iPad

Now, come now, I've seen plenty of people get their feelings hurt, but how do you kill someone's feelings?  Is he going to make Jake Peavy, Kenny Williams, and Don Cooper dead inside?  Is he going to force them to  befriend a cute bunny, then force them to drown it?  That would be kind of amazing.

@OzzieGuillen

People want me to look bad but I so honest i wiil saynthe real true put u seat belt on

9 hours ago via Twitter for iPad

Ohhh man, this sounds bad.

@JakePeavy_44

Hey y'all enough please said it before & again now I Love @OzzieGuillen and have all the respect in the world for him and his family

7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

Hey, maybe that'll do it!

 

I might argue that the perception of 2011-- this being something that both pro and anti-Guillen camps could agree on--was that the relationship between Williams and Guillen was so poisonous that there was bound to be organizational dysfunction, so not much has come out to really sway people away from whatever direction they already leaning.  Ozzie being cut out of late-season meeting concerning the pitching staff could be him being detached or Kenny cutting him out, but it's not a shock either way.  As such, Guillen coming in and adding a layer of napalm to the situation would serve to only exacerbate negative perceptions of him as a firestarter.

Still, it's hard to shake the idea that there's something to this.  For all the bickering that's gone down since Guillen's departure, the main players--Williams and Guillen--have maintained a sort of truce in refraining from defaming each other, even in the immediate wake of his release.  On top of that, Ozzie's unhappy meeting with Reinsdorf the day before his release never fit perfectly with the "checked out to Miami well in advance" narrative.

Cowley, ever the plugged-in-to-the-point-of-being-tainted source, spins a version where Williams shopped Guillen out to Miami without his permission.  As always, it's too shaded to accept as the new gospel, and too well-informed to dismiss.

That would change the 'final-straw' with Guillen, where his weakest year as a manager was supposedly coupled with checking out on the team, but would also only make his managerial decisions in 2011 more inexplicable.  Surely starting Alex Rios and Adam Dunn relentlessly, and being dismissive to minor league promotions had to be motivated by something other than a desire to win a lot of baseball games.

Perhaps Williams will come off as even more outsized and unreasonable in his contempt for Guillen, but it's not like anyone outside of White Sox offices is actually happy to have Williams still sitting in the GM chair, it's more of a case of following along reluctantly because there's no other choice.  It's hard to see either of these individuals somehow stripping away all the layers of fault they've accumulated.

When multiple players inevitably cite whatever brouhaha is about to ensue as a distraction, I may feel a bit of remorse for being morbidly curious at the prospect of a further autopsy of White Sox business in the dead of January.

Not like it matters.  It's coming anyway.  A clean break was surely never ever coming, even if Ozzie really tried like he said he did.

 

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  • I'm so glad that clown isn't in charge of my beloved White Sox anymore. Enjoy Miami!

  • In reply to The Wizard:

    He's kinda ruined all my World Series DVDs. He comes on for the interview and I just feel...conflicted

  • That is one of the best photo captions of all time. In fact, since no better photo caption comes to mind, I'm just going to call it #1. Brilliant.

  • In reply to Ham N Egger:

    Funny captions is all I really want to do in life.

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