September 21, 2003
Who's hot Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners reached 200 hits for the third straight season. Who's not The Mets have lost seven straight and 15 of 16. Line of the day Gary Bennett, Padres C AB R H RBI HR 5 1 3 5 0 On deck Mark Prior of the Cubs goes for his 17th win today as he faces the Pirates. He said it "Everywhere you go, you'll find a Yankee fan. You go to the moon and you'll find someone who's a Yankee fan. Everybody forgets they were nothing in the '80s." Ozzie Guillen, ex-major leaguer and third base coach for the Marlins
December 4, 1990
Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, who set three major league records for defensive excellence by a shortstop last season, still wasn't good enough to receive the Rawlings Gold Glove, according to the list released today. Ozzie Guillen of Toronto was the American League recipient at the position.Major league managers and coaches pick the team.Other winners included:AMERICAN LEAGUE1B--Mark McGwire, Oakland; 2B--Harold Reynolds, Seattle; SS--Guillen; 3B--Kelly Gruber, Toronto; OF--Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle; Ellis Burks, Boston; Gary Pettis, Texas; C--Sandy Alomar Jr., Cleveland; P--Mike Boddicker, Boston.
September 24, 2005
Good morning Ozzie Guillen -- So, is it true that a herd of billy goats has been seen migrating from Chicago's North Side? They said it "If they took every drop of gasoline out of the United States today, you'd have 40 guys on bicycles somewhere trying to beat each other." Ken Schrader NASCAR driver, on the fuel shortage NEXT QUESTION YOUR TURN / OPINIONS Which team would you rather see win the AL East -- the Red Sox or the Yankees? Selected responses to today's question will be printed tomorrow on The Kickoff page.
July 29, 1995
In the dugout: Pinch hitter John Kruk was ejected for arguing with plate umpire Brian Onura in the ninth inning over a called strike. Kruk charged out of the dugout after his ejection and had to be restrained by manager Terry Bevington. Ozzie Guillen, the next batter, continued to jaw with Onura, but remained in the game, striking out.On the field: Chicago leadoff hitter Lance Johnson accounted for nearly half of the White Sox's nine hits last night, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a home run in the sixth off Mike Mussina.
April 11, 2012
By now, you've heard the news: The Miami Marlins on Tuesday suspended Ozzie Guillen for five games for telling Time magazine he loves and respects Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. I wrote earlier that while I find Guillen's remarks stupid and insensitive -- and completely understand why many people were offended by them -- I thought it was wrong to punish him for them. The Marlins decided to suspend Guillen anyway, and trying to appease the outrage felt by much of the Cuban-American portion of the team's fan base certainly had something to do with that.
April 21, 1997
Blue Jays: Ed Sprague, who entered the game with a majors-best nine doubles, had one in the sixth.Braves: Atlanta had outscored the opposition 55-18 during its seven-game streak.Expos: Henry Rodriguez, who led the league in strikeouts last year with 180, has struck out 19 times this season.Giants: San Francisco last won nine straight July 7-18, 1994. Barry Bonds needs one RBI to reach 1,000 for his career.Pirates: Jermaine Allensworth was 2-for-2 and has nine hits in his past 17 at-bats. The Pittsburgh (8-8)