Ozzie Guillen: Marlins Manager Blows Up over Quitting Allegations

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 21, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 28:  Ozzie Guillen speaks as the Florida Marlins introduce him as their new manager during a press conference at Sun Life Stadium on September 28, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Ozzie Guillen has always been a little bit crazy, but he has finally snapped and gone insane.

Can you keep a receipt for a manager? The Marlins may want their money back after his latest episode.

He is psycho, he is nuts, he's got a few screw loose in his head.

The man's a lunatic, and I am severely questioning whether or not he is psychologically fit to manage a professional baseball team.

Something is wrong with Guillen, and that may be a very big understatement.

Twitter is a dangerous place for public figures, especially in the athletic world. We see it play out time and time again—athletes spouting off on their Twitter handles and usually making a fool of themselves.

At this point it's not a surprising thing. In fact, I dare say it's expected. I've never seen a coach do it though and actually—I've never seen anything quite like this.

Guillen apparently got pretty upset about the fact that his former pitcher Jake Peavy called him out on quitting the White Sox last season in a local radio interview, according to Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune:

Saturday, he said, "I know he had a hard time, saying I quit on him, which couldn't be further from the truth," Peavy said. "I would never quit on a team. … Ozzie didn't finish the season with us the last (two) games. So I don't know who quit on who."

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I can see how that would be upsetting to a former coach, so I don't blame Guillen there. That being said, his response on Twitter was borderline psychopathic. 

D.J. Short of NBC Sports captures the Tweets with the help of Angie Wiatrowski of CSNChicago.com:

I don't know about you, but I'm about ready to get a straitjacket and call it a day with this guy.

What in the name of all that is good in this world is he thinking?

Okay, I can see where he's coming from. He thinks people want him to look bad, so he tells us to buckle up and he's going to spit some truth.


After that though he takes a nose dive straight from possible Twitter rant to possibly threatening people and their emotions.

Killing feelings? Is this even possible?

I'm not sure if Guillen has transported himself into The Matrix or if he's been hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio and has learned the power of inception, but either way I think we're looking at a guy who may have lost touch with reality.

This is not good, especially if you're the manager of the Miami Marlins.

It's one thing if Jim down in his mom's basement wants to tell us all that he's going to enter our minds and destroy our feelings, but it's completely different when somebody in Guillen's position does it.

Something has to be done here. Not only do my feelings feel threatened, but this guy needs to be checked out.

In a few short months he's going to be leading a team into a MLB season, but I'm not even sure he's capable of leading himself back to reality right now.

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 09:  Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Chicago White Sox talks with White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf during batting practice before a game against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field on June 9, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Pho
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Somebody's going to have to do it though, and I have all the pity in the world on that poor soul.

I don't know who it's going to be, but somebody has to reach deep into the mind of Guillen, grab him by the hand, and slowly walk him back to reality.

He can't be having tea and crumpets with the Mad Hatter and Roger Rabbit anymore, because it's starting to get a little bit over the top.

Somebody please go help Ozzie Guillen, or at least give the Marlins a refund.

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