Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ozzie Guillen tweets on a twit

I have been a fan of Ozzie Guillen since he played with the Atlanta Braves back in the 1990's.  The affable manager of the Chicago White Sox made the news this week when he used his twitter account to rail on Sean Penn.  From USA Today:

You knew having Ozzie Guillen on Twitter was going to make the world a little more entertaining.

The Chicago White Sox manager had a social media outburst over the weekend when he took on Sean Penn after the Oscar-winning actor defended Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in a recent appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

"Every day this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it and accept it," said Penn, who has visited Chavez several times and frequently defends him. "And this is mainstream media, who should -- truly there should be a bar by which they -- one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."

To which Guillen replied: "Oh my God, Sean Penn defended our President Hugo Chavez," the Venezuela native tweeted. "That's easy when you (don't) live in Venezuela and have money. LOL ... shame on (you)."
He continued his rant against Penn with the sports media this weekend before a split squad game in Las Vegas with the Cubs. From Rick Telander at the Chicago Sun-Times:
Abruptly, the profanities are loaded up again, blazing from the muzzle, as Ozzie launches into a tirade against, of all people, Sean Penn.

I am oblivious to the context, but Guillen is shooting. Stand back!

Something about the actor having gone recently to Ozzie's troubled homeland and said the place is OK. What this has to do with baseball is anybody's guess.

''That [bleep]! [Bleep] the [bleep] [bleep]! Don't go to Venezuela for two days, surrounded with bodyguards, look around, and say, 'It's good!' It's not good!''

Ozzie looks at the small group before him, ready for debate, but there are no takers.
I can't wait until Ozzie turns his twitter sights on Danny Glover and Oliver Stone.  You can follow him here.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Sean was just playing himself when he played Jeff Spicoli on Fast Times at Ridgemont High...