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Ozzie Guillen: "I Get Drunk" After Every Game
NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Apr 6, 2012 | David Hill

Posted on 04/06/2012 6:53:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Marlins manager stays out of trouble by tethering himself to the hotel bar on road trips

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has a very particular postgame routine on road trips, one that he detailed to CBS Sports on Thursday. Simply put, he drinks – a lot.

"I go to the hotel bar, get drunk, sleep," Guillen said. "I don't do anything else." Win or lose, Ozzie will booze.

"I get drunk because I'm happy we win or I get drunk because I'm very sad and disturbed because we lose," he added. "Same routine, it never changes. It's been the same routine for 25, 28 years. It doesn't change. I don't like to go out."

How little does he like to go out? He said he has only been to South Beach three times during the 12 years he has lived in South Florida. He added that he's never seen the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco or the World Trade Center in New York, despite numerous road trips to both cities.

Not going out has its advantages, though, according to Guillen. "I never get in trouble, you see that?" he said. "I never leave the hotel. Nobody can call my wife and tell her they see Ozzie in this bar or place."

Indeed, while Guillen has gotten into trouble with his words, he's never been burned by his actions. He said there is a good reason for that. "If I got drunk and someone talked [smack] to me, there'd be a fight," Guillen said. "I'm too little to fight. If I was [Giancarlo] Stanton's size, I would be looking for fights. I can't. I might get killed."

Guillen will surely be criticized for these statements. There is a good chance that while he drinks every night, he probably does not really "get drunk." Making light of drunkenness will rub some people the wrong way.

But even if he does drink every night after road games, at least he does so in a way that keeps him out of trouble (and off the road). Plus, now the Marlins' beat writers will know that if Guillen is in a bad mood some days, it's only because he's hung over.


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1 posted on 04/06/2012 6:53:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I hope we can have a Congressional investigation into this ASAP!

(sarcasm)


2 posted on 04/06/2012 6:56:08 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: nickcarraway

Why does the article dance around? There is a term for his condition - Alcoholic. It is no fun being one or living with one.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 6:59:36 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing illegal Ozzie but watch the blood pressure and liver while you’re hitting the firewater so hard..


4 posted on 04/06/2012 6:59:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: nickcarraway
He added that he's never seen the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco or the World Trade Center in New York, despite numerous road trips to both cities.

Well I think he missed his window of opportunity to see the latter.

Personally, I've never been able to get drunk in a hotel room. I can't afford to. Those hotel mini-bars make everything smaller and more expensive.

5 posted on 04/06/2012 7:02:05 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 35 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: nickcarraway

All I need to know about Guillen I learned when I saw him damn near tongue Hugo Chavez on TV..


6 posted on 04/06/2012 7:03:36 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: nickcarraway

Racist Commie.

I recommend you drink before and during games as well. Heavily.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 7:05:16 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing illegal Ozzie but watch the blood pressure and liver while you’re hitting the firewater so hard..


8 posted on 04/06/2012 7:08:33 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: SkyPilot

I used to do the same thing every day. I went to work every day and did my job and I got hammered every night. Working second shift kept me out of trouble.

I was a functional drunk.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 7:12:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SkyPilot

you make it sound like a bad thing.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 7:18:10 PM PDT by airplaneguy
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To: EyeGuy; cardinal4

“Racist Commie.”

He’s not a commie. Hates Chavez for what he did to Valenzuela, his former homeland. I have his Playboy interview and he’s more American than any latino I know of. His number 1 rule in baseball: “All I ask is my players to be here before the national anthem to give thanks to America.”

Yup. Ozzie did say that and his kid also is as patriotic as he is. He’s crazy as sh*t but at least he ain’t a libtard.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 7:36:10 PM PDT by max americana
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To: nickcarraway

“Not going out has its advantages, though, according to Guillen. “I never get in trouble.”

That’s been my personal motto now for a few years.
When i was younger i could not imagine staying home on a Friday or Saturday night.
Now i’m just like “whatever” and when i do go out it is almost never on a fri or sat, who needs the trouble?


12 posted on 04/06/2012 7:45:28 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: max americana; cardinal4

Well, I guess he is bipolar then, because I remember the incident cardinal4 described as well as several quotes from him putting his hyphenated, “minority” Hispanic status right up front.

Glad to hear he has a good side.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 7:49:14 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: nickcarraway

Somewhere, there’s an empty folding chair in a church basement with Ozzie’s name on it.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 8:02:02 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: nickcarraway

I spend most of my money on women and liquor. The rest I waste.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 8:05:53 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: EyeGuy; cardinal4

Yes, I remember that but he continued the argument because his beef is with the japanese players like Ichiro who “need’ a translator yet the latino players are not allowed it. And he has a point as I am (begrudgingly) a Mariners fan, I have to agree with Ozzie as Ichiro after 10 years speaks impeccable English yet still needs a translator with interviews.

and BTW, the reason why I have that Playboy issue is because my college fratmate’s cousin was one of the centerfolds (snicker) so it was a coincidence.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 8:15:44 PM PDT by max americana
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To: nickcarraway

I work with some guys like this. When they recently went to a conference in Nashville, instead of going out and seeing the music/city, they went to a bar to drink.....every night.

They are missing a lot.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:39 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: nickcarraway

I work with some guys like this. When they recently went to a conference in Nashville, instead of going out and seeing the music/city, they went to a bar to drink.....every night.

They are missing a lot.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:47 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: max americana

... his beef is with the japanese players like Ichiro who “need’ a translator yet the latino players are not allowed it. And he has a point as I am (begrudgingly) a Mariners fan, I have to agree with Ozzie as Ichiro after 10 years speaks impeccable English yet still needs a translator with interviews.
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Same thing is happening with the new Texas Rangers’ player from Japan; Yu Darvish. In all interviews with the press, he has a translator and only answers in Japanese. Our local TV sports guys have said that he speaks English very well among his teammates and coaches. .....Perhaps it’s because he may not understand various slang terms that reporters might use when asking their questions and prefers the translator so that he will not answer incorrectly. ??


19 posted on 04/06/2012 11:09:42 PM PDT by octex
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To: nickcarraway

Like Ozzie, I drink (beer) every night at home before going to bed. I think he’s probably stretching it to say he gets drunk. I just drink until I get sleepy, not drunk, and never have a hangover even though I average around 15 each night. .....I am 69 and can sleep as long as I want as a retiree. ............When I was employed, I frequently traveled to other cities and would do like Ozzie; just having a few at the hotel bar after dinner and then going to bed. It’s easy to stay out of trouble that way.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 11:17:33 PM PDT by octex
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To: octex

“Perhaps it’s because he may not understand various slang terms that reporters might use when asking their questions and prefers the translator so that he will not answer incorrectly. ??”

Give him some slack as Darvish is a rookie and has an excuse. (Although I think the Rangers are idiots for paying him $52 mil just to TALK to him..THEN pay ANOTHER $50 mil as salary).

American players who play in Japan are assigned translators too. On the M’s we now have THREE japanese players and Ichiro shares his with Kawasaki, a utility player. But at least Kawasaki learns both English and Spanish. Ichiro has no excuses for the translator.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 11:18:59 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

I wasn’t referring to Ichiro, but to Darvish who also uses a translator.

I agree that Ichiro should be speaking excellent English now after so many years here in the US.


22 posted on 04/07/2012 1:41:07 AM PDT by octex
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To: octex
Like Ozzie, I drink (beer) every night at home before going to bed. I think he’s probably stretching it to say he gets drunk. I just drink until I get sleepy, not drunk, and never have a hangover even though I average around 15 each night.

By the medical definition, if you are drinking 15 beers every night, you are technically an alcoholic.

23 posted on 04/07/2012 7:15:53 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: octex

I just drink until I get sleepy, not drunk, and never have a hangover even though I average around 15 each night.


You are a drunk. You need help if what you say is true. Good news though, you aren’t the first to drink 15 beers every night and not get drunk, just sleepy.
Also, there is no shame being a drunk...........just one that drinks is shameful.


24 posted on 04/07/2012 7:30:36 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: octex

15 beers a night is a lot but hey, you’re 69 and at home...it’s your business

not mine

my wife and other family like drinking...I never much cared for it

i liked chasing girls...liquor seemed to get in the way...it was good when they drank some though

how many times a night you have to get up to pee?

man..i’d pee all night

at 54 I still sleep thru most nights even with coffee late but it’s pushing it


25 posted on 04/07/2012 7:49:15 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: nickcarraway

(Liberal) comic Jimmy Tingle, in a routine about why we drink. “We won the game. We LOST the game. THE GAME GOT RAINED OUT!!”


26 posted on 04/07/2012 7:58:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

country tunes:
What made Milwaukee famous...has made a loser out of me

Red Solo Cup—Toby Keith

I drank 15 beers—Johnny Paycheck

I like beer, it make me a jolly good fellow. I like
beer, it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me
feel mellow—Tom T Hall


27 posted on 04/07/2012 8:03:15 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: SkyPilot

Norm MacDonald:

“I’m not an advocate of alcoholism any means. It is a disease. But if you have to have a disease, that’s the best one to have. It’s the only one where you get to drink all the time. In fact, that IS the disease!”


28 posted on 04/07/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: wardaddy; cornfedcowboy; SkyPilot

When I said 15 beers a night, I failed to mention that my “nights” are from around 5pm until 5-6am. That’s a span of around 12-13 hours, so my drinking is barely over one beer per hour and includes a supper during that time. I don’t get drunk.

To answer wardaddy’s question about how many times I get up during my bedtime... Usually once after I’ve been asleep about 6 hours. I normally start my “day” around noon or 1pm, and don’t drink during the day while working in the yard or driving around doing errands.

Well... I suppose that’s enough about my personal life. lol


29 posted on 04/07/2012 8:08:25 PM PDT by octex
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To: octex
If you drink every day, whether it is 5 beers, 15, or 20 - that is still a medical and technical verification of alcoholism (drinking every day).

Put it to you this way: in the pure hypothetical, if for some reason you were arrested for something and went before a judge, and say he determined that the court wanted you screened by medical doctors and authorities. They would perform an "intake" on you, to include blood tests, blood pressure, a rudimentary physical examination, and a battery of screening questions.

They would go over your drinking frequency and drinking history.

I guarantee you, with 100% certainty, that based on your answers here, they would classify you as an alcoholic.

Try to give it up, just for a few days. If you manifest any of withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, agitation, palpitations, upset stomach, migraines, restlessness, or sweating, it should give you pause.

Take care.

30 posted on 04/08/2012 6:19:10 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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