Posted by sportsfannw on April 17th, 2012
In the past two weeks, two MLB managers that can never keep their mouth shut are at it again. First Ozzie Guillen made one of the worst and most controversial statements any manager has ever made, claiming that he respected Fidel Castro because he had been a dictator for 60 years and everyone is trying to kill him but can’t succeed in doing so. Making those comments in Miami, which has a very big Cuban population was even a bigger mistake. Ozzie was suspended and will return this week.
On a similar note, Bobby Valentine once again put his foot in his mouth when he called out the effort of Kevin Youkilis, a 3-time all star and very well respected Red Sox player both by fans and his teammates. Second basemen Dustin Pedroia came to the defense of Youk and was quoted saying “I don’t know what Bobby was trying to do, but that’s not how we do things around here.” For Red Sox fans and players, this is just the beginning. Bobby knows baseball, but is he worth the headaches that he constantly creates?
Both managers have had success in the big leagues but they have both also caused a great deal of controversy every place they have been. On that note, who would you rather have as the manager for your team? Bobby Valentine or Ozzie Guillen?