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Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:34 am
Edited on: February 28, 2012 12:02 pm
 
Ozzie Guillen

By C. Trent Rosecrans


There's been a lot of talk about rules in the last couple of days in response to Bobby Valentine's new rule banning alcohol in the clubhouse. The Marlins don't have such a rule.

New Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen went on a rant -- a rant that could only come from Guillen -- about his one rule: be on time for the National Anthem.

Here's part of what he said, from Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post:
"I don’t care if you go there buck-naked with your pants (bleeping) down your ass, your hair down to your legs. Just win games. When you win games you look cool. When you lose games, you look dirty," Guillen said.

"Be on time and play the game right – that's my rule. It should be that way. If you're late, you better give me a good excuse…

"You're late for the (bleeping) National Anthem? The National Anthem is (bleeping) 10 minutes before the game starts. We're going to start in 10 minutes and you're late?"
"A lot of people have been kllled to make this country free for us. You should be there for at least two minutes," he said.

"Respect that, especially if you come from another (darn) country, you should be there an hour before…

"I think it looks good for baseball when you are in the stands and you see the team respect the National Anthem," he said.

"Kids can see that, the respect."
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Comments

Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

When Ozzie first became a manager I wondered how in the world would a team even consider hiring this guy. As time passed and you take time to read about him and interpret (LOL) what he says you realize this man has a big heart and knows the game of baseball. He also has respect for the game and I have never seen him show up opponents. We all come in different shapes, sizes and colors and Ozzie has his place in the game and baseball is better for it.



Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:13 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

Ozzie is the man but that uniform is ugly!



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:45 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

I miss Ozzie already...it's like the ChiSox swapped out a plasma color TV for an old black-and-white.

Ozzie has other rules...when he tells his pitchers to hit a batter, they better not miss. Ask Sean Tracey--if you can find him.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:53 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

They look like a beer league team in that uniform.............lol



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 5:10 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

Also, the "be" after the colon should be capitalized because it begins a complete sentence (the "understood 'you'" being the subject).

Did you guys lay off all your copy editors, too?
Dude, it's a blog not a feature in a magazine.




Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:36 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

Well said Ozzie, you hit the nail on the head.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

Hey, Ozzie isn't rated G...he deserves an R rating...his dialogue is not for kids, or people who are offended by profanity.  

But, Ozzie is a fundamentals fanatic, and a guy that expects a high degree of "level of effort"...and he is brutally honest, and gets right to the point. He isn't afraid of hurting a player's feelings, or showing his emotions. He doesn't try to be poitically correct...He's unpretentious, and entertaining, if you aren't easily offended...he's the Latino version of the Geico therapist....to be honest, exactly what MLB needs more of. 

Ozzie knows baseball, and baseball players. Ozzie has a job to do, and players that won't help him, are in his way. Ozzie is an A-hole when he's losing, and expects players (and the front office) to do everything in their power to help him win. 

What's wrong with that ? 

If Marlins fan's don't like Ozzie, they are missing the point.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

I can't wait to see wait Guillen can do in Miami!  Spring training is here!  OH YES...GO MARLINS!



Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

Guillen is a perfect fit for that city and team, Miami is going to love him! The Sox and Chicago will miss him, he brings out the best in the the ones who want to be the best.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Guillen's one rule: be on time for the anthem

ozzie just gained a ton of respect from me.   


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