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Ozzie Guillen Apologizes for Gay Slur, Sort of...

Ozzie Guillen issued a rather meaningless apology for his comments about Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti ("What a piece of [deleted] he is, [deleted] fag.'') but refused to back down from his feud with Mariotti himself:

Guillen"If I hurt anybody with what I called him, I apologize, but I wasn't talking about those people. I was talking strictly about [Mariotti]. I will apologize to the people I offended because I should have used another word. Besides that, I'm still waiting for Jay. Jay's a piece of s---. If he wants to know, he should be talking to me here right now. If he were a man, he'd be here with you guys right now. Why he's so afraid to show up to the ballpark? When you're afraid to do something, you feel guilty about something, then tell him we'll pay his cab. Tell him to tell us where he lives, and we'll bring him to the ballpark and we'll have a conversation. But that's the way he is. He's garbage, still garbage, going to die as garbage. Period.''

Guillen and pitcher David Riske were both suspended today — not for the comments, but for Riske's intentional throw at St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan.

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  1. And in the TV footage he used air quotes around the word "offended", which itself became even more offensive.

    Posted by: tom | Jun 22, 2006 6:09:41 PM

  2. What a toad.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 22, 2006 6:41:27 PM

  3. Really, they need to interview his wife and kids to make sure he is not abusing them, because as the facts prove, the most anti-gay, insecure, self-loathing men are one and the same, and they usually take it out at home -- or at church, as Catholics know to their sorrow.

    Posted by: brian nyc | Jun 22, 2006 7:05:27 PM

  4. Strange how the apology proved more offensive than the original comment. I would be so surprised if baseball officials did or said anything.


    Posted by: James | Jun 22, 2006 7:20:30 PM

  5. MLB also fined Guillen.

    Posted by: brian | Jun 22, 2006 9:04:21 PM

  6. What a complete moron...and the White Sox management just lets it happen. Amazing.

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 23, 2006 1:11:50 AM

  7. Not only is he an asshole he's a troll to boot.

    Posted by: Will | Jun 23, 2006 5:10:50 AM

  8. He's a ticking timebomb and after he physically assaults this Mariotti guy then Sox management will have to remove him.He already has pitchers doing his dirty work for him.Can't they see this trainwreck coming?

    Posted by: Donald | Jun 23, 2006 4:23:42 PM

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