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Old 09-14-2008, 07:19 PM
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Default Oney Guillen Appreciation Thread

It was shown on the scoreboard tonight that Oney Guillen retired.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:20 PM
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It was shown on the scoreboard tonight that Oney Guillen retired.

Is Ozzie promoting him back as a translator, into the MLB dugout?
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:10 PM
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Here's hoping the Sox reward his long and distinguished service to the organization with an Oney Guillen day at the Cell!
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:00 PM
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Retired? From what exactly?
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:06 PM
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I think the Oney Guillen story has the making of the sequel to Field Of Dreams part II.


He will have to cross the baseline to perform a crucial language translation and in the process giving up his only shot to a big league AB.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:32 PM
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Here's hoping the Sox reward his long and distinguished service to the organization with an Oney Guillen day at the Cell!
Statue?
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:33 PM
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Dammit, I kind of liked having someone in the organization that was an inferior baseball player than me... Sort of kept a small glimmer of the dream alive.

At least I still have Kenny Williams, Jr.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:55 PM
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At least I still have Kenny Williams, Jr.
And Juan Uribe.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:20 AM
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I don't get the Oney Guillen hatred. He was like a 36th rounder who was a minor league utility player. I don't see the harm. He seems like a good kid. Oh well. His brother could be a first rounder in a couple of years.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:51 AM
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I don't get the Oney Guillen hatred. He was like a 36th rounder who was a minor league utility player. I don't see the harm. He seems like a good kid. Oh well. His brother could be a first rounder in a couple of years.
It's all because he's Ozzie's kid. Oney got to play professional baseball because of his dad and some people around here feel like you need to 'earn' it. But hey, it happens everywhere in baseball. Hell, it happens everywhere, period. Knowing someone can be the best thing going for you sometimes.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:54 AM
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When is Kenny's kid gonna retire, talk about a waste of a high pick. Nepotism FTL.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:17 AM
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And Juan Uribe.
I'm completely full of myself, but I'll admit that I can't hit .250/.296/.401 in the Majors.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:48 AM
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I don't get the Oney Guillen hatred. He was like a 36th rounder who was a minor league utility player. I don't see the harm. He seems like a good kid. Oh well. His brother could be a first rounder in a couple of years.
It's not an Oney Guillen hatred. But how many guys "retire" from minor league baseball on a weekly basis who never get their name on the scoreboard of the parent club? Being the boss's son has its privileges.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:28 AM
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When is Kenny's kid gonna retire, talk about a waste of a high pick. Nepotism FTL.

You really aren't willing to wait a bit to see what he can do when he is healthy and has a few years in the minors?
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:36 AM
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It's not an Oney Guillen hatred. But how many guys "retire" from minor league baseball on a weekly basis who never get their name on the scoreboard of the parent club? Being the boss's son has its privileges.
That's true in every walk of life. And it isn't just true of being the bosses son. Being a favorite has its priveleges.

And here's the sad truth. Now people can piss and moan all they want - but that doesn't change things. When you get into a position of power, it enables you to do things for your family and friends that you otherwise might not be able to do for them.

Here's truth #2. Oney Guillen's existence had no significant adverse impact on the White Sox.

Here's truth #3. It is far to early to conclude that KWJR is the same story. He was projected to go in the 8th round regardless. He is not some talentless stiff who was taken in the back end because of his dad.

I know people need to hate over everything - and most of those people suck. So let them hate. I'd much rather spend my energy celebrating a team that is 1.5 games up with a few weeks left to go, and has a very bright looking present/future.
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