Get chill pills for Guillen

Bill's Rant

May 06, 2008|By BILL ORDINE

I'm not a big fan of mood-altering drugs, but somebody in the Chicago White Sox organization should do something for Ozzie Guillen.

Guillen's hair-trigger temper has already gotten him in hot water (see Jay Mariotti and gay slurs), but he just can't seem to keep himself under control. On Sunday, an innocuous, joking question about a minor leaguer sent him over the edge.

While the White Sox have been struggling after a hot start, they're still very much in the hunt in the mediocre American League Central, but the root of Guillen's seething seems to be popularity envy over the Cubs. As usual with Guillen, about every other word has to be redacted.

"We won it a couple years ago, and we're horse[bleep]. The Cubs haven't won in [100] years, and they're the [bleeping] best. [Bleep] it, we're good. [Bleep] everybody. We're horse[bleep], and we're going to be horse[bleep] the rest of our lives, no matter how many World Series we win," Guillen bleeped, uh, said.

He even invoked the name of Lee Elia, the Cubs manager who, 25 years ago, said the Wrigley faithful amounted to nothing but a bunch of unemployed ne'er-do-wells.

Guillen, noting that the 25th anniversary of Elia's famous tirade is being observed, suggested he had enough blue material of his own that he might peddle it down the road as baseball nostalgia.

OK, if sedatives are too harsh, maybe a nice yoga class.

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