http://www.chicagosuntimes.com/output/telander/cst-spt-rick23.html Rick Telander’s piece–"ozzie needs real lesson on real world"
Ozzie: "The man writes every day what he reads. He doesn’t write what he sees. When one guy sits in his office and sends other people here to tell him what we do in the sport in Chicago, and he make a lot of money doing that—that’s cheating." Basically, Ozzie is saying Mariotti is a plagiarist….Telander tries to defend this by saying modern tech has made it possible to be ‘virtually there’ and cover a game from anywhere…umm, so just as some fans would root for their fantasy teams rather than their real teams, I guess it’s OK to fantasy report, rather than report….another point to this is that you NEVER see Mariotti out on the town watching the game interacting with the fans watching the game…technology is an enabler, it enables me to catch up when I decide to take a day off from the ballpark…that is called respecting technology, but not deferring to it, experience is still the best way to learn…
Ozzie’s *** friends are largely behind him, yet Telander still plays the social and moral patriarch, "Still, Guillen can’t use it" "They love him here(referring to the rabid Sox fans)…and he should learn to respect that love, even if it means learning how the real, cruel world works."—Say what??? As someone who used to have acknowledgment issues w/acknowledgment issues, I ask Mr. Telander to look inward….respect is earned, Ozzie has earned it through performance, that is why the fans love him…and what’s up with the last line…Rick, perception is reality….my world is bountiful and joyous and it’s reality is not cruel….with apologies to Luther Ingram—if loving this life is wrong, I don’t wanna be right…it would seem someone else might need a real lesson on the real world
Peace, E maj
"this time Ozzie HAS gone too far" on Roman Modrowski’s blog—Sun Times
let’s get some media out of the way..I don’t scour the press as I used to…a lot of it is redundant, and is embodied by misintentions of promotion and political correctness…I am developing my own thesis and style as a writer…we are all writers…believe that…I believe I’m onto a creative baseball path that didn’t always exist…yet it started w/some simple bedside notes….writing is about being creative and listening to your inner voice, and most importantly, trusting it…I didn’t for 33 years…now I do…I’m doing things a little smarter, not harder.
Espn.com wrote the front page headline, "Ozzie apologizes to Mariotti." the day after…..Not true. And when one clicks to the 2nd page, the headline is exactly what it should be, "ozzie apologizes for the words, but not to Mariotti.".. this diversion is endemic of the cloaking/shielding that goes on at these major corporations, and indirectly, is a reason the Steroids Era was with us for so long.**
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/offbase/060622 ..Jim Caple mails it in with this meandering article
Gene Wojo misses badly in this article… Jerry Reinsdorf gave Guillen a ringing endorsement, saying Mariotti is a bad person….everyone’s so P.C….guillen ain’t going anywhere unless he starts losing…. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=2496971
more media later…a lot more….Ozzie is about as real as it gets…come on, I say the F-word ..not incessantly, but i do…popular media acts different on camera than they do in real life = not real….. i’d also like to get off my chest that it’s hard to listen to anyone reporting on sports in a suit…..right, because so many of us put on a suit to talk sports….and the Press Box not being able to root for a team so as they can stay objective?????….oh, i get it, the Stewards of our game with the Hall of Fame votes, the "professionals" can’t watch the RedSox and still give Derek Jeter props.??….can’t one root for the Cubs and still comment on how well the WhiteSox execute?… there is one fracture, coming to you straight from E-Maj….baseball writers(other than me,lol, are not allowed to be baseball fans….Mariotti is not a baseball fan….
Peace, E Maj
a post to the Roman Modrowski Sun-times blog…
I’m writing an essay on the whole Jay/Ozzie thing for www.spikesballparks.com To this writer, it all comes down to intent. Ozzie hasn’t wavered from the fact he doesn’t care for Jay Mariotti. Mariotti is an opportunist at best, using his medium to play the victim. I have never gotten the impression Jay is a sports fan. Anecdotally speaking, most that I’m in contact read him for the ‘lighting rod’ effect, i.e. people stopping to see a car crash, train wreck, etc. At least we know where Ozzie stands on things. Mariotti shows amoeba-like tendencies in his writings, flipping around to suit his immediate narcissistic convenience. He wrote 4 Choke articles on the WhiteSox last year, and when the Sox won it all, his mea culpa read, "Yeah I was wrong, but millions of others were wrong too." It’s hard to be a prognosticator, but it’s easier when one has some accountability. Most of Mariotti’s ‘arguments’ are cause and effect. Everyone thinks Ozzie is going to ‘self-destruct’. LOL. He knows exactly who he is and what he’s doing, and hasn’t wavered from the stance that Mariotti is a piece of ****. Whilst I would not use those terms, Jay’s tenure at the Sun-times is laughable. Given the constant use of invectives, over-use of hyperbole’, and general distaste for most things Chicago, for him to play the moral card is pathetic, yet to this writer, expected.
"I’m not going to change. One thing I’m going to make clear is I apologize to the community, but to Jay?. No chance."
Ozzie apologized to anyone offended by the word, but kept his intent of saying Mariotti is a piece of ****. He feels Mariotti is ‘unaccountable’, which I am in total agreement with, hence the nickname, the ‘Amoeba’.
Peace, E Maj
I was going to skip this part as everyone who reads this Weblog prolly knows what transpired, but one can’t assume. Never assume as a writer. Start out with the premise….(done)…., then state the initial circumstance. I’ll try to keep my thoughts brief, as there’s a lot to share. Ozzie Guillen called Amoeba Mariotti a "piece of shee-it, an f-in gaf(yes, i use pig latin because MLB censors this stuff), and a piece of garbage." The Amoeba pulled the victim card and outed(pun intended) Ozzie.
peace, E Maj
p.s. this will be the last email change for a long while(i think, lol)
goto www.spikesballparks.com to get the "Come Sail Away" essay….
It was so uplifting to let the essay come to me, the 2nd time in this life I’ve felt the essay wrote itself…..
Peace, E Maj