Ozzie Guillen reluctant to visit U.S. Cellular Field

Ozzie Guillen reluctant to visit U.S. Cellular Field
August 29, 2013, 11:45 am
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By Evan Moore

Former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is reluctant to going back to U.S. Cellular Field these days even though he still lives in Chicago.

"Every day I tell the (White Sox ticket) guys, 'Hey I might show up today,'" Guillen told Chicago Tribune reporter Paul Sullivan. "I wouldn't say there's bad blood there. Some people there would love to see me, and some would hate to see me, though I don't know why because the people who would hate to see me, I did a lot of good things for them."

After winning the 2005 World Series with the White Sox, Guillen often feuded with then-general manager, Ken Williams. That feud was reportedly the reason the embattled manager decided to take his talents to South Beach.

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Guillen left the White Sox with two games left in the 2011 season after he was released from his contract to join the Miami Marlins. Ozzie's tenure in South Beach did not go as well as expected with the low point coming when he angered Cuban-Americans in Miami when he praised Fidel Castro in a Time Magazine article. Guillen was fired after one season with the Marlins.

These days, Ozzie does part-time radio and television work as a baseball analyst.