Saturday, February 18, 2006

The pen is mightier than the sword proved once again by the Ozzie Guillen

The manager of the Chicago White Sox - Ozzie Guillen has given bitter comments to the New York Yankees star in his sports illustrated article for waffling on his choice of the countries for the World Classic. He has realized that the comments he posted were too harsh and that he should not have done the same. He made the statement that he is feeling guilty and embarrassed. He wished that he would not have said the same and hence have apologized at a news conference at the White Sox spring training complex on reporting day for the pitchers and catchers.

In the SI article, which was centered mainly on Guillen's visit to a Venezuelan prison, the manager gave his opinion on several subjects, including Rodriguez's decision on which team to play for in the Classic. Alex Rodriguez is a United States born but his parents are Dominican, so he had an option. The Guillen’s article contained such harsh wordings as "He knew he wasn't going to play for the Dominicans. He's not a Dominican. I hate hypocrites. He's full of (bleep)". Later in his justifications he said that he didn’t call him a hypocrite in that way. Alex is not a hypocrite. He said that he was just trying to say that he doesn’t have to make people happy and if as person does something like this he is called a hypocrite.

Although Guillen has apologized to Alex Rodriguez, his family, fans the New York Yankees organization, to the White Sox organization but the loss the article has made would not be repaid. The effect on the goodwill and the insult that has come up due to this article is really very difficult to be forgotten. It is very correct that a pen is mightier than Sword that has been truly proved here. As, its the pen of the Guillen that has shown its bitterness. Would it be ever forgotten by Alex or the fans and family of the Alex??


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