DETROIT It was vintage Ozzie Guillen before Sunday nights game, as he didnt take kindly to ESPN broadcaster Joe Morgan questioning the fact that Guillen told reporters on Saturday that he felt Ivan Rodriguez, not Roberto Clemente, was the greatest player to come out of Puerto Rico.
Morgan told Guillen he was crazy, starting a series of FUs from Guillen.
What Morgan didnt know was Guillen is a huge collector of Clemente memorabilia, as well as gave his son, Oney, the middle name of Roberto.
The problem is these old guys think that none of the players now are better than back then, Guillen said.
He then sighted an example, bringing up how Babe Ruth was fat and out of shape, but yet was a dominant hitter and pitcher back in “the old days.”
Babe Ruth couldnt even play now, Guillen insisted.
Morgan was trying to laugh it off, but Guillen sure wasnt.
For the record, Guillens order of great Puerto Rican players is Rodriguez, Roberto Alomar and then Clemente.