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Ozzie Guillen Takes a Dig at Dolphins Fans

          If Ozzie Guillen is to manage the Marlins one day, he sure didn't do himself any favors with the hometown Dolphins by saying their fans "can learn a lot from Chicago fans." Guillen made his comments on his blog after tailgating at last week's Dolphins/Bears contest at Sun Life Stadium.Ozzietailgating Out of fairness, at least, Guillen said he wore neutral colors.

          Perhaps more interesting to Marlins fans are Guillen's comments about nearly becoming a trade pawn when the Marlins asked permission of the White Sox at the end of the season to talk to him about becoming their manager. White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf confirmed last week to the Chicago Sun-Times that he demanded a player in return.

         "The Marlins asked for permission to talk to Ozzie, and we told them we'd let Ozzie go if they gave us a particular player," Reinsdorf told the Sun-Times. "But we knew they wouldn't give us the player. We were never going to let Ozzie go, but if they would have given us this particular player, I would have let anybody go."

         Reinsdorf said the player was not Mike Stanton, though, as some had speculated.

         Wrote Guillen in his blog: "When I first heard of it, I felt very proud. It's always good to feel wanted. When you're a coach, you never think of your name being mentioned in a trade with some of the best future players in the game. At the same time, I felt very confused...I never really thought the White Sox would consider trading me for anything."

         By re-signing Edwin Rodriguez to a one-year deal, and with plans to make a grand entrance when they move into their new ballpark at the start of the 2012 season, the Marlins pretty much assured that the Guillen rumors won't be going away.

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Midnight Raver

Didn't Peter Gammons write that his sources said the player was Logan Morrison?

Jorge

It was Andrew Miller. And a sack of potatoes.

Jorge

visit thehalftimeanalysis.blogspot.com for a fan's perspective on all things sports related.

Marlins trades discussed and everything!

CoachG

All the complaining on buck and when u compare his deal with Martinez I think the marlins did just fine.. Martinez has been injury prone for years!

pumpsiegreen

Who give a rats anus what Guillen has to say...everytime he opens his mouth ,he proves what an uneducated, ignorant sphinter he is...

Erocku

I'd say it's pretty obvious they asked for Hanley knowing that would never happen. Ozzie is right our fans could learn a great deal from the Chicago fans. It pains me to say it but it's true. I'm as loyal as they come and there are many of us just not enough.

americananarchist

Before Ozzie critizes anybody he should learn how to speak english that normal people can understand...after seeing him on TV during the playoffs ,he came off as an illiterate fool...also the next time before Ozzie goes on TV ,he should stop by Jiffy Lube to get an oil change on his hair-do...looked kinda greasy..

'witz

So what? Ozzie's fun. Thinks for himself and isn't afraid to say what he thinks. Same reason I like Stan Van Gundy.

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