Ozzie Guillen, of all people, praises Chicago Cubs rebuild

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Former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is famous for despising Wrigley Field. He spoke of how the rats there are a big as pigs. Needless to say he’s not the biggest Cubs fan, and the idea of his managing on the North side some day sounds ridiculous. But it might not be as crazy as you think. For now though Guillen is an ESPN Analyst and he talked with the media to preview the MLB Home Run Derby.

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Ozzie Guillen’s Best White Sox Moments, and Notable Quotables

Before we get into the best bites, greatest moments and notable quotables from Ozzie Guillen, I’ve been known to quote sappy, depressing love songs in moment like this. Guillen leaving the Sox will be different:

Said we’d be forever
Said it’d never die
How could you love me and leave me
And never say good-bye?

Chorus:
Although we’ve come to the end of the road
Still I can’t let you go
It’s unnatural, you belong to me, I belong to you
Come to the end of the road
Still I can’t let you go
It’s unnatural, you belong to me, I belong to you

“End of the Road” Boyz II Men

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OZZIE GUILLEN NO LONGER MANAGING THE WHITE SOX; Released From Contract

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It’s official now- The Chicago White Sox have released Manager Ozzie Guillen from his contract. The greatest consistent soundbite in recent Chicago sports history has moved on.

Base Coach Joey Cora will serve as interim manager for the Sox final two games. Where’s Ozzie going now? Broadcasting? Seems to be a natural fit for opinionated, loquacious public persona.

More likely it’s going to be managing the Miami Marlins. It’s the city Ozzie loves (but “yo I heard the rainstorms ain’t nothing to mess with”)

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Embattled Ozzie Guillen Gets new Product Pitchman Gig

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It’s been a BRUTAL season so far for the Chicago White Sox, they’re 11-19 and 9.5 games out in the AL Central. Considering they went “All in” quite literally and figuratively this season, to be in this place right now is nothing short of a catastrophe. And it’s put Manager Ozzie Guillen, the man with Borat like candor, on the hot seat.

We all know how much he doesn’t get along with GM Kenny Williams, and how that strained relationship can become further strained as it relates to Owner/Chairaman Jerry Reinsdorf. Losing doesn’t help, and the Sox may need another 25-5 run like last season in order to make this year even interesting.

But Guillen does have a new endorsement deal.

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Ozzie Guillen and the White Sox: Ready to live Separate Lives?

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So this is how it ends? No, let me say it in Ozzie Guillen English: “This is horses#$%! This is f*&*&ing s#$t.”

Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen, by far the most emotionally healthy person I have ever had a discussion with in my life (because keeping things bottled up is indeed bad for you) has one year left on his contract. And the prospective extension isn’t likely to happen. In fact, Ozzie might not even be here next year.

It all starts with the infamously acrimonious relationship between Guillen and White Sox GM Ken Williams, and how owner Jerry Reinsdorf handles it. It is a soap opera, and that’s why MLB Network choose to make a reality series about it. And it’s a crying shame how boring, watered down and spin-cycled that de facto infomercial for the Sox and MLB (I’m talking about “The Club” here) is.

So much potential…all thrown away. I’d rather watch a Smashmouth concert than an episode of that crappy show, and I think Smashmouth is the worst band in the history of modern music.

Ozzie, you’ll love managing the Florida Marlins.

By Paul M. Banks

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More Ozzie Guillen Baseball Gestalt

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At a recent sports blog convention I attended, I heard a couple speakers refer to Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen as “The Diego Maradona of Major League baseball.” He was also called brilliant. Perhaps he’s both; or perhaps you might find it redundant to say he’s both similar to Diego Maradona and brilliant.

Either way after the jump are some golden quotes and philosophical nuggets Guillen gave the media last week.

Also, in reference to the title above, “Gestalt” is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

a structure, configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts.

By Paul M. Banks

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Ozzie Guillen on the Gestalt of a Baseball Team

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At a recent sports blog convention I attended, I heard a couple speakers refer to Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen as “The Diego Maradona of Major League baseball.” He was also called brilliant. Perhaps he’s both; or perhaps you might find it redundant to say he’s both similar to Diego Maradona and brilliant.

Either way, after the jump are some philosophical nuggets and golden soundbites Guillen gave the media last week.

Also, in reference to the title above, “Gestalt” is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

a structure, configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts.

By Paul M. Banks

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