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If you are a Chicago White Sox legend, the past 48 hours have been the equivalent of one of those innings that is going so badly that Hawk Harrelson doesn’t say anything at all.
On Monday night, Sox (of both colors) Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk was arrested for DUI when cops in south suburban New Lenox, IL found Fisk passed out behind the wheel of his truck… in the middle of a corn field.
If you drink it, they will come. In squad cars.
Fisk’s former White Sox teammate, Ozzie Guillen, found himself in similarly bad shape Tuesday afternoon when he was fired as the Marlins manager after one year at the helm. Guillen was coveted by the Marlins so badly last offseason that they actually traded two minor leaguers to the Sox for his services.
Out of the two, I don’t think there’s any question Ozzie came out looking better.
1. He doesn’t have a horrible mug shot floating around.
2. He no longer has to work for Jeffrey Loria.
3. Bobby Valentine’s existence proves Guillen somehow wasn’...
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NEW LENOX, Ill. -- Hall of Fame
catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence and
other misdemeanors after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a
cornfield, police in suburban Chicago said Tuesday.
New Lenox Deputy Chief Robert Pawlisz
said officers found Fisk, 64, behind the wheel late Monday with an open
bottle of vodka on the truck's...
Never would’ve guessed Carlton Fisk would be arrested at 7:20 p.m. on a Monday night in an Illinois cornfield for DUI. If someone would’ve said the hall of famer got a DUI at like 1 a.m. that would’ve been more realistic.
According to TMZ:
When police arrived, officers say they found Fisk behind the wheel of his F-150 — which had a flat tire — and he appeared to be fast...
Former All Star catcher Carlton Fisk was charged with DUI Monday after police found him passed out in a pickup truck in a farm field. The problem is, Fisk doesn’t work on a farm. The allegations say Fisk was behind … Continue reading →
Passed out in a pickup truck
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