As a baseball fan, I have to admit I love Ozzie Guillen, the current manager of the Chicago White Sox. You can always count on Ozzie for a good quote, and with his team taking on the Washinton Nationals in interleague play this weekend, it only made sense that someone would ask him about the abrupt resignation of (former) Nats manager Jim Riggleman. Ozzie's take:â†µ
"Sometimes you're not happy, sometimes you believe [the front office is] not pleased with what you're doing, so you make those types of decisions, drastic decisions," Guillen said. "But I will think about my players before I think about anybody else. The only reason I will quit, [is if] my family has some problems, other than that, I don't leave my players. I respect Mr. Riggleman's decision, but to me, number one priority -- besides my family -- is my players. To make me resign, they have to fire me. Because resign, it's like you don't care about the players."â†µ
Yep, I'm pretty sure that's a "brick in the glove" smack to Riggleman's face from Ozzie. "It's like you don't care about the players." I for one hope Ozzie never gets fired, for quotes like this alone.