Monday, June 26, 2006

Sensitivity training?

Phillies pitcher Brett Myers "apologized" for an alleged physical altercation with his wife by saying he was sorry that the incident went public.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen displayed "remorse" for using a homophobic term to describe a Chicago columnist by initially scoffing at the idea that he attend sensitivity training.

Guillen, who has been reprimanded more than once for his lack of verbal restraint, called Sun Times columnist Jay Mariotti a "fag" among other things.

A witness told the Boston Globe that Myers was "dragging (his wife) by the hair and slapping her across the face. It was awful". Myers' wife told police that her husband struck her twice in the face with his fist.

That isn't the worst of it. The real shame is that neither Myers nor Guillen has missed a game.

UPDATE: Myers today announced that he will be taking a "personal leave of absence" from the team until after the All-Star Break.

1 comment:

Daedalus said...

While what Myers did was awful, his professional life and his personal life are two different things. No one should be punished at work for what they do when they are not at work. Let the law do its thing. Ozzie, however, spoke his hate in a professional capacity and should be punished for it.