Ozzie Guillen: Spokesman For MLB Latinos?


ozzie guillen.jpgOzzie Guillen next rant should be against the National Football League.

The Chicago White Sox fiery manager should speak not only for Latinos but in defense of all baseball. A sort of spokesman for MLB.

For first time in history the NFL is about to rank its 100 best players.

The NFL, through their broadcasting arm NFL Films, will feature a 10-show series The Top 100: The NFL’s Greatest Players, debuting September 3 on its own NFL Network.

It sounds incredible that nowadays that rankings are common in every sport, football is so behind.

Guillen can be the mouthpiece of MLB.

He can tell them that baseball has done previous rankings such as in 1999 the Major League Baseball All-Century Team or The Major League Baseball Latino Legends Team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in the majors.

By the way, the night the Latino Legends Team was announced prior at a ceremony to Game Four of the 2005 World Series later that night Guillén became the first Latin-born manager to win a World Series.

Instead of so much spout and rave, Guillen should be kind of instructor or coach for all those fans he says still does not know much about Latinos in Major League Baseball.

No more excuses there is still racism in baseball.

It is hard to believe that people still these days do not know about such modern day stars such as Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Ubaldo Jimenez, Mariano Rivera, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and many, many others.

This should be an easier task to Guillen than try to explain why New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is consider the top Latino player in the NFL.

To put my two cents in I will give Guillen my list of the Top 100: MLB’s Top Latino Players in history.

I bet he will have its own opinion but this should be a start. Let an Asian spokesman speak for Ichiro, Hideki Matsui and many others.

Ozzie could still be Ozzie and do good for all baseball.

By the way, my Top 100: MLB’s Top Latino Players.

PITCHERS

Wilson Alvarez (Venezuela)

Joaquin Andujar (Dominican Republic)

Armando Benitez (Dominican Republic)

Pedro Borbon (Dominican Republic)

John Candelaria (Puerto Rico)

Bartolo Colon (Dominican Republic)

Mike Cuellar (Cuba)

Freddy Garcia (Venezuela)

Guillermo Hernandez (Puerto Rico)

Livan Hernandez (Cuba)

Orlando Hernandez (Cuba)

Roberto Hernandez (Puerto Rico)

Ubaldo Jimenez (Dominican Republic)

Adolfo Luque (Cuba)

Juan Marichal (Dominican Republic)

Dennis Martinez (Nicaragua)

Pedro Martinez (Dominican Republic)

Ramon Martinez (Dominican Republic)

Jose Mesa (Dominican Republic)

Camilo Pascual (Cuba)

Juan Pizarro (Puerto Rico)

Jose Rijo (Dominican Republic)

Mariano Rivera (Panama)

Francisco Rodriguez (Venezuela)

Mario Soto (Dominican Republic)

Johan Santana (Venezuela)

Luis Tiant (Cuba)

Ugueth Urbina (Dominican Republic)

Fernando Valenzuela (Mexico)

Carlos Zambrano (Venezuela)

CATCHERS

Sandy Alomar Jr. (Puerto Rico)

Javier Lopez (Puerto Rico)

Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico)

Tony Peña (Dominican Republic)

Jorge Posada (Puerto Rico)

Ivan Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)

Benito Santiago (Puerto Rico)

FIRST BASEMAN

Miguel Cabrera (Venezuela)

Rod Carew (Panama)

Rico Carty (Dominican Republic)

Orlando Cepeda (Puerto Rico)

Carlos Delgado (Puerto Rico)

Andres Galarraga (Venezuela)

Rafael Palmeiro (Cuba)

Victor Pellot Power (Puerto Rico)

Tony Perez (Cuba)

Albert Pujols (Dominican Republic)

SECOND BASEMAN

Roberto Alomar (Puerto Rico)

Beto Avila (Mexico)

Carlos Baerga (Puerto Rico)

Luis Castillo (Dominican Republic)

Julio Franco (Dominican Republic)

Cookie Rojas (Cuba)

Tony Taylor   (Cuba)

Manny Trillo (Venezuela)

THIRD BASEMAN

Bobby Bonilla (Puerto Rico)

Vinny Castilla (Mexico)

Mike Lowell (Puerto Rico)

Alex Rodriguez (Dominican Republic)

SHORTSTOP

Luis Aparicio (Venezuela)

Bert Campaneris (Cuba)

David Concepcion (Venezuela)

Tony Fernandez (Dominican Republic)

Ozzie Guillen (Venezuela)

Edgar Renteria (Colombia)

Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic)

Jose Reyes (Dominican Republic)

Miguel Tejada (Dominican Republic)

Zoilo Versalles (Cuba)

Omar Vizquel (Venezuela)

OUTFIELD

Bobby Abreu (Venezuela)

Felipe Alou (Dominican Republic)

Mateo Alou (Dominican Republic)

Moises Alou (Dominican Republic)

Tony Armas (Venezuela)

George Bell (Dominican Republic)

Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico)

Jose Canseco (Cuba)

Jose Cardenal (Cuba)

Leo Cardenas (Cuba)

Cesar Cedeño (Dominican Republic)

Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico)

Jose Cruz, Sr. (Puerto Rico)

Juan Gonzalez (Puerto Rico)

Pedro Guerrero (Dominican Republic)

Vladimir Guerrero (Dominican Republic)

Minnie Miñoso (Cuba)

Raul Mondesi (Dominican Republic)

Omar Moreno (Panama)

Manny Mota (Dominican Republic)

Ben Oglivie (Panama)

Tony Oliva (Cuba)

Magglio Ordoñez (Venezuela)

Manny Ramirez (Dominican Republic)

Ruben Sierra (Puerto Rico)

Alfonso Soriano (Dominican Republic)

Sammy Sosa (Dominican Republic)

Bernie Williams (Puerto Rico)

DESIGNATED HITTER

Edgar Martinez (Puerto Rico)

David Ortiz (Dominican Republic)

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