Ok ok, I know the guy won a World Series in 2005, but is it possible that was a fluke? Is it possible that their pitching just got hot at the right time and that Kenny Williams neurotic trigger pulling on deals luckily hit for one season, like a slot machine?
Well White Sox fans refuse to accept those possibilities (extremely likely possibilities). They all want to point to Ozzie Guillen as the reason for the World Series, and have blamed all subsequent choking and underperforming on the players and to a lesser extent Kenny Williams. (And a quick shout-out to "grinderball", which Sox fans seem to think is the answer to all their problems. They must have forgotten that the team in 2005 was one of the worst offensive teams to win a World Series EVER and that it was pitching that got them where they were, not "grinderball". Honestly there is nothing more retarded than "grinderball". I better save this rant for another post)
What evidence do I have that Ozzie is a terrible manager (and person for that matter)? Well besides the terrible performances by one of the highest paid teams in baseball the past 3 years, the constant meltdowns in front of the media, the intolerance for difference, and the berating and embarassing of players publicly, there is another thing that just seems to keep happening with Ozzie. It seems that everytime a player leaves the Sox, he bashes Ozzie. Everyone knows Ozzie is a bully since the days when he hazed the rookies in the early 90s so hard that they ended up hating him (e.g. Frank Thomas). His players are obviously scared to say anything against him while they are on the team, but the truth comes out afterwards. Just in the last month alone, there have been three examples:
1) Orlando Cabrera's well-documented feud with Ozzie.
2) Nick Swisher's feud with Ozzie after he was traded.
3) And just in yesterday...Javier Vazquez seems to think the atmosphere in the clubhouse was not great:
“The negativity is never good," Vazquez said at his news conference in Atlanta. "I’ve always been a big believer in being positive, especially in professional leagues. You’ve got a lot of negative things going on, so you always try to be positive."Those are just in the last month! That doesn't include Frank Thomas, Magglio Ordonez, and others in past years.
And before you Sox fans run your mouths about how those guys all suck, think about how that plays into my argument exactly. You are all being blind and deaf. I am writing this because I want the Sox to do well, and Ozzie Guillen is tearing this team apart. Ship him out.
**Disclaimer: Since I am not a big Sox fan, I can't truly comprehend how much a WS ring can blind a fan, so I'm assuming you're all just so enamored with the 'ship that you can't see the truth that is right in front of you.