I guess it’s fitting that one of the most popular movies in America right now is titled “Moneyball.”
The message of Ozzie Guillen‘s departure from the Chicago White Sox: he’s exactly like Biggee and Jay-Z, he “loves the dough, more than you know. Gotta let it show, I love the dough.”
Here are the highlights from the Chicago Sun-Times story that ran Tuesday. It shows you what his leaving the southside was really about. There are some choice quotes in here that remind us “being broke is childish, and Oz is quite grown.”
“With money, I can go buy me a new boat, I can go buy me a new car, I can dress my wife the way I want to dress her, I can go to Spain,” Guillen said. “With the ring, I can go to United Airlines and say, ‘Hello, I won the 2005 championship. Can you fly me to Spain?’ Hell, no.
“Money is everything besides health. Money is next to that. A lot of people say, ‘Oh, love.’ They don’t know what love means. I guarantee you, if you raise a girl where I grew up and you’ve got no money and she loves you, but you put the same girl with a guy who’s got a lot of money, I’ll bet she’ll love the guy with money. That’s the way it is. I love you, but I’m hungry.
“I work in this job for money. I don’t work for nothing. Money. That’s it. The ring? fuck the ring. I don’t even wear my fucking rings. I don’t.”
“You know what I saw a couple days ago? I saw a 62-foot boat. That’s what I want, and that’s what I’m going to get. People have to pay me for that. White Sox? I don’t know. Marlins? I don’t know. But somebody will pay. I want to buy my fucking boat. That’s my inspiration. My inspiration is money. That’s everybody’s inspiration.”
So no doubt Ozzie got his mad paper from Miami. They increased his salary from what he was getting in Chicago, but 1.) the Marlins have like four whole fans, so where’s the revenue going to come from to float that paper 2.) Are the Marlins going to have buyer’s remorse on this deal later? I love Ozzie and think he’s a good manager, but is he worth the ROI (return on investment)? We’ll see
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