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The Ozzie And Kenny Flap, Revisited

Sox GM Kenny Williams was interviewed on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” yesterday, and came out with this gem regarding his bickering with manager Ozzie Guillen earlier this year:

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‘’It was really blown out of proportion,’’ he said. ‘’… Come on, we’re about to come to blows? That’s not realistic. Ozzie would never fight with me. He knows better than that.’’

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It was the ‘’He knows better than that’’ dig that sent the visiting clubhouse of Target Field into a roar, with Sox players oohing and ahhing like kids on a playground about to see a fight.

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But what’s even more interesting in that link is this quote from Ozzie regarding the meetings he and Kenny had with Jerry Reinsdorf:

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Williams and Guillen continued to agree that their separate meetings with chairman Jerry Reinsdorf in the days after their June 8 confrontation were more fatherly advice than visiting the principal’s office.

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‘’We don’t sit next to him like a little child – we are grown men,‘’ Guillen said. ’’Jerry is a businessman. He don’t give a s—- if me and Kenny get along. If this team wins the World Series and we end up in jail because we are killing each other, Jerry would go for that. As long as they win, that’s Jerry’s business."

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Really, Ozzie? Jerry wouldn’t care if you wound up in jail as long as you won?

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A little over the top, I think. But that’s Ozzie.