Ozzie could've used
Baines recently when he called Alex Rodriguez a "hypocrite" for saying
he might play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Ozzie
later said he didn't quite know what the word hypocrite meant. Oh, my God....
You think he was calling A-Rod a ... hippopotamus?
Telling you, this
guy is the most eccentric, bizarre and lovable skip since Casey Stengel.
There's nobody like him. At Ozzie's orders the music blares in the White Sox
clubhouse, win or lose. No phony brooding necessary. He doesn't do computers,
either. Has everything he needs to know about a team on a two-by-three-inch
laminated card in his back pocket.
One day I ran into
Ozzie's boss, White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who is 70 and whiter than
Me: Can you
understand him pretty well. Until he asks for a raise.
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