To fully understand the enigma that is Ozzie Guillen, you’ll have to go through the archives. The year 2006 from the mouths of those who lived through it.
Billy Beane has some thoughts on the Frank Thomas signing, Chad Harville doesn’t like being demoted, and Ozzie Guillen is at it again.
Ryan Freel has voices in his head, Ozzie Guillen dismisses an entire country’s shortstops, and Rickey Henderson still isn’t ready to retire.
Andruw Jones doesn’t appreciate the secrecy around his waiver claim, something’s fishy in Colorado, and Chase Utley’s hitting streak comes to an end.
A controversial trade was consummated last week, Dr. Mike Marshall is back in the news, some players sound off about the Pirates, and more.
A Hall of Fame catcher is happy in his new digs, a Yankee speaks out about his marijuana usage, and a former first-rounder returns to the game after an extended absence.
There’s still a lot of fallout from the Ozzie Guillen hit batsman controversy, Milton Bradley shares some thoughts on his time in LA, and David Segui outs himself as an HGH user.
Who knew that Jason Grimsley would be the star for an entire week of news cycles? We get a few perspectives on his situation, plus a look at managing and the effects of struggling.
Quick hits from around the last week in baseball, including a Jim Leyland on-field tirade, a few ex-Royals saying nice things about their past employer, a tip of the cap to Nomar Garciaparra, and just two (count ’em: two) lines about steroids.
The Royals are bad, Ozzie Guillen motivates his team, Dusty Baker thinks Tony Womack’s a good idea, and some superstars respond to critics.
Albert Pujols has some things to say about the disbelievers, Ozzie Guillen’s a bit perplexed about the rule book, and some managers chime in on managing and pitching performances.
Bonds gets closer to passing Ruth, Cole Hamels gets called up (no pressure, kid), and a few teams sort out their injury trouble.
A minor league announcer has an on-air tirade about replacement umpiring and a blown call, Cory Lidle is brutally honest about Barry Bonds, there’s a brawl in an A’s-Angels game, and more.
Some Mets come to Omar Minaya’s rescue amid allegations he only wants Latino players, Bud Selig says “nay” to an MLB-sanctioned celebration of Bonds passing Ruth, the White Sox/Angels get into it again, and Greg Maddux is smart.
Eric Byrnes and Bill Lee are strange birds, Jeffrey Maier (remember him?) is in the news again, and MLB has quickly renounced Forbes’ most recent financial figures.