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Godding Up the God

Stanley Woodward would not approve, but that’s okay…I can’t resist.

Here’s Ozzie:

“I remember in the old park in the World Series, (Braves manager) Bobby Cox told me to pinch-hit against him. I said, ‘Pack it in. We’re going to be seeing a celebration. I ain’t going to get a hit,’” Guillen said. “And I know what’s coming. Everybody knows what’s coming.”

Guillen doesn’t believe there will ever be another closer like Rivera.

“There is nobody better than this guy. Nobody. Not Goose (Gossage), not (Lee) Smith, not (Trevor) Hoffman,” Guillen said. “That mold was made in Panama and they threw it in the ocean. They don’t make a closer like that ever (again). Nobody in the history of baseball is going to be like this guy, ever.”

9 comments

1 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 28, 2011 12:07 pm

Damn right, Ozzie.

I really like Ozzie. I think he's a good-to-great manager, and he's amazingly entertaining. The media seems to love him in the way I imagine they loved Stengel. Guillen is fun to watch, and its fun to occasionally read his quotes and listen to his press conferences. And Twitter was clearly invented for him.

However, I'm glad he's not the Yankees' manager. I think he would drive me crazy if he was here every day.

2 Capital Yank   ~  Apr 28, 2011 12:26 pm

Amen. Praise be to Mo.

3 a.O   ~  Apr 28, 2011 1:06 pm

Somebody congratulate Captain Obvious on his astute observation.

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 28, 2011 1:14 pm

[1]

THIS

5 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 28, 2011 1:15 pm

You just KNOW some jackass BBWAA voter is gonna leave Mo off his 1st HOF ballot.

6 stormer   ~  Apr 28, 2011 2:15 pm

[5] Just as some put Mark McGuire on. We can't win them all.

7 YankeeAbby   ~  Apr 28, 2011 2:27 pm

...say word!

8 Crazy8Rick   ~  Apr 28, 2011 2:35 pm

Gotta hand it to Ozzie. He is so on point when it comes to Mo'. We will NEVER see the likes of a closer like him again in our life time.

9 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 28, 2011 2:38 pm

5) You know, unless something odd happens, I actually think he'll get in unanimously. Just a hunch.

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