US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: International
Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
04 Oct 2005
Modified: 11:34:47 PM
ESPN's website is reporting that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has congratulated Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen for leading his team to the playoffs -- and is pulling for the southsiders over the beantown hometeam. Stats so far: Sox 1, Boston 0.
venezX5resiz.jpg
Associated Press, via ESPN

October 3, 2005: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez congratulated Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen for leading his team to the playoffs.

Chavez spoke to Guillen, who's from Venezuela, by phone Sunday during his weekly program on state-run television and radio, "Hello President."

"Congratulations, Oswaldo. All of us here in Venezuela are so proud of you," Chavez said in their live conversation, broadcast nationwide in the South American country.

Guillen, the first Venezuelan manager in the majors, said his spirits were raised when his team won AL Central.

"Now I want to win more than ever," said Guillen, whose team hosts the Boston Red Sox in the opener of the first-round series Tuesday in Chicago.

Chavez, who said he once dreamed of pitching in the major leagues, told Guillen he has always been an example to follow.

"We are with you, always following your success," Chavez said. "And we'll be waiting for you when you come back, hopefully as world champion."
See also:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2179525

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.

Comments

Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
05 Oct 2005
Being a Chicaoan? Since my cubs are finished for the season? I'll root for my soxs. Without Frank Thomas I believe the red soxs will pull it out.
I just hope the yankees lose this series.
Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
05 Oct 2005
WELL THAT'S THE LAST STRAW

I FOR ONE SUPPORT THE INVASION OF VENEZSTAN
Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
05 Oct 2005
this is why socialists are stupid. Red sox all the way.
Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
05 Oct 2005
So he supports the Venezuelan, thats totally understandable, its not like he's bad-mouthing the 617.
That's two. One more to go.
06 Oct 2005
Heh heh.

White Sox lower the Boom
Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/cs-051005soxgamer,1,1014040.sto
Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
06 Oct 2005
But who does he support in the NHL ??
Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
08 Oct 2005
I heard Chavez likes bull fighting, is that true ??
Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
08 Oct 2005
Come on guys. I'm sorry that the Red Sox lost, but they're done far better in the last 87 years than the White Sox--whose last pennant was in 1959 and whose last World Series was in 1917. Let the Chicago fans enjoy ourselves!
Re: Hugo Chavez supports Chicago White Sox over Boston
10 Oct 2005
I find sports to be a really great way to build common ground with folks who I may disagree with politically. Any one else have this experience?