10.24.05

Ozzie : Wrigley’s Infested With Rats

Posted in Baseball at 9:57 am by

I’m hoping this World Series goes 7 games, because if you’re looking for hot quotes from Ozzie Guillen, he’s only just getting warmed up. From the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan :

As for Wrigley Field, Guillen (above) compared it to the Statue of Liberty and said Chicago will not become a Sox town even if they win the World Series.

“This is a Cubs town,” he said. “You’ve got to win seven World Series in a row. Seven, not one, You go to Niketown, you only see Chicago Cubs stuff, and I don’t blame them, because we haven’t done anything yet to make that step. I want to change that.”

Without stopping for a breath, Guillen then related how fans at Wrigley “never watch the game,” and just go for the party.

“I’ve always said that for fans, it’s the best field to go to. But for you to work?” he said. “That’s why I don’t like to go to Wrigley Field. I love it when the game starts, but before the game and after the game, it’s the worst field in baseball. It’s uncomfortable to go there. I’m not saying I hate to play the Cubs. I hate going to Wrigley Field. Does that make me a bad man?

“Go ask the Cubs players if they like to play there every day. When they have to go and hit in the batting cages and there’s 20,000 rats running around.”

Guillen conceded he never saw a rat at Wrigley but was told the story by Cubs bullpen coach Juan “Porky” Lopez.

“I never go to the hitting cage,” he said. “They feed those things.”

2 Responses to “Ozzie : Wrigley’s Infested With Rats”

  1. ben schwartz says:

    Ratting practice?

    As a Cubs fan, I couldn’t agree with Ozzie Guillotine more and wish him well this week. I’ll bet you Dusty feels the same. Wrigely fans are to baseball what Deadheads are to rock, braindead and badly dressed. I have a friend Jim from the Southside who plays the same “Drunk, really old, or retarded” game mentioned here recently, only he does when describing any adult wearing Cubs merch in Chicago. His favorite is the Cubs sombrero. The More Daygames attitude and refusal to consider modifying Wrigley only hold the Cubes back permanently. Tearing down that iron statue of Harry Caray, the paunchy ringmaster of Wrigley sloth, is my opening day wish for 2006.

    Tradtion = Curse.

    Ben

  2. randy says:

    Ben

    Quit pretending to be a cubs fan and go shoot yourself.

    Randy

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