Ozzie Guillen returns to U.S. Cellular Field as a fan

Ozzie Guillen returns to U.S. Cellular Field as a fan
June 18, 2014, 3:30 pm
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For the first time since he left, Ozzie Guillen took in a White Sox game from the stands at U.S. Cellular Field.

The former White Sox manager and shortstop sat directly behind home plate for Wednesday’s contest between the White Sox and San Francisco Giants. Guillen’s nephew, Ehire Adrianza, plays for the Giants and the team is managed by Bruce Bochy, who roomed with Guillen when the two were farmhands in the Padres farm system.

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Guillen said he arrived too late to talk to any White Sox personnel but waved to his former team’s dugout. He also posed for pictures with fans.

 

 

It’s the first live game Guillen has attended since the Miami Marlins fired him after the 2012 season. Guillen works as a baseball analyst for ESPN.

“It feels weird, but it feels kind of nice,” Guillen said. “I see a lot of people I know for a long time and like I say, I don’t know how you describe the feeling to see the game from here and then see it from the field. I think from here is a little easier then what you see from the field.”

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Guillen, 50, led the White Sox to a 678-617 record when he managed the club from 2004-11, including a World Series title in 2005. He left the White Sox for the Marlins before the end of the 2011 season.