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Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Ozzie Guillen Saga is a Reality Show Mark Buehrle Enjoys

Regardless of his relationship with the White Sox front office, it would be tough to argue that Ozzie Guillen has not done a ton for the Chicago franchise.  Guillen played shortstop for the White Sox for 13 seasons before becoming their manager in 2004.  In only his second year in charge of the White Sox, Ozzie led the team to its first World Series championship in almost 90 years.  In a way, the eccentric, outspoken Venezuelan has been a savior for Chicago’s south side.

Unfortunately, that is sometimes not enough to repair a broken relationship between manager and front office.  Many believe Ozzie’s days with the White Sox could be numbered, as the relationship between he and GM Ken Williams is beyond repair.  As for whether or not that has distracted the team, one pitcher who has never been afraid to speak his mind said he actually enjoys the drama.

“Look what he has done here,” Mark Buehrle told ESPN-1100 in Chicago via Hardball Talk. “He’s won a World Series here with them, he’s made the playoffs a few times with them. I think a lot of stuff I keep on hearing and people are talking about is just his act. Some of the stuff he says and does, is it kind of getting old? From Day 1, I know myself, I can’t speak for anybody else, I think it’s entertaining. I love listening to stuff. I love when drama happens. I love seeing how it’s going to play out. A lot of stuff, I don’t pay attention. It just sort of goes in one ear and out the other. I don’t make a big deal of it, I don’t look too deep into it. I just kind of enjoy seeing how it plays out and go from there.”

At least someone is making the best of what could turn into a bad situation.  In fact, I wouldn’t put it past Ozzie to be enjoying it himself.

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