Boy, it sure is fun having managers like Ozzie Guillen and Bobby Valentine around, isn't it?
The two provided some entertainment for baseball fans after Guillen was ejected from Monday's Grapefruit League game between the Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox for arguing with an umpire. Valentine decided it would be funny to say goodbye.
From Alex Speier of WEEI.com:
As Guillen exited the field through the tunnel next to the Red Sox dugout, Valentine waved. Asked if he said anything to his Miami counterpart, Valentine recalled saying, "See ya."
Guillen did not see or hear Valentine's remarks, but asked how he would have reacted, Guillen made his feelings clear.
"I don't see it. I would have told him to go and [expletive] himself, too," said Guillen, with a laugh. "That's the way Ozzie Guillen is."
Yes, that is exactly the way Ozzie Guillen is. And frankly, I would probably have said that to Valentine as well if he decided to wave to me as I left the field.
How weak a move is that?
Nonetheless, wouldn't it be great if more exchanges between managers or between players became public? Wouldn't you like to hear exactly what was said when benches cleared or when a manager stormed to home plate to argue a call?
How lame was it on Bobby Valentine's behalf to wave to Guillen?
And why stop there?
I'm not going to lie, if Ozzie Guillen had his own reality show, I would totally watch it. I just want to get inside of Ozzie's head—see how he reacts to everyday situations and laugh and learn from every profanity-laced pearl of wisdom he offers.
As it were, I'll settle for more exchanges between Guillen and Valentine like this one. It's truly a shame they don't manage in the same division, or even league...
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