Monday, May 21, 2007
I can't believe most people missed this on Friday (I could only find it at the Fanhouse), but apparently Ozzie Guillen is/was at it again. AJ Pierzinski always calls Chicago radio host Mike North before and after games. Well, AJ called North this past Friday to convey his displeasure on being benched against the Cubs. After that conversation Ozzie had some words for the The Score 670's host....
Mike North: "How ya' doin Ozzie?"
Ozzie: "Aw, shut the f___ up."
Ozzie: "I know you like A.J. ..."
North: "Ozzie, wait we're on the radio. I know you think we're just having a conversation, but we're on the radio."
Ozzie: "I'm trying bulls___ every damn day,"
North: "Hey, Ozzie clean up your mouth. Don't talk go talking down to somebody, you understand me."
Ozzie: "Why you talking on the air?"
North "...that's my job, to find out what's going ...to to find out what AJ thinks...yeah, you'd better hang up the damn phone."
Ozzie apparently hung up at that point, but after all of the curses went live on-air I wouldn't be surprised if the show's producer just dropped the call. Great job by North not to take any mess, but I guess the question I have is...WTF is Ozzie doing? It's North's job to berate and talk down (just like all Sports Radio hosts) to just about everyone he talks to. Don't put yourself in that situation....just take a deep breath, and don't call.
You can listen to the audio here, but FYI it's occasionally NSFW.....The Score 670
AJ ultimately came out looking the best in the end with a game winning Grand Slam in yesterday's game.
Radio Battle Between Ozzie Guillen and Mike North (CBS 2: Chicago)