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#pounditThursday, October 21, 2021

Ozzie Guillen Passes Kidney Stone, Returns to Manage Game

Ozzie Guillen may be a manager with a big mouth (a really big mouth), but apparently he has the toughness to back it up. The motormouth was taken to a local hospital in Arizona Sunday morning after experiencing pain in his kidneys. He ended up passing a kidney stone and returned to the ballpark two hours before the finale of the White Sox-Diamondbacks series.

The process, as you could imagine, was not pain free.

“Early in the game, I was kind of dizzy and kind of didn’t feel too good. I feel better now,” Guillen said after the game. “People say that’s as close as [men] have to having a child. I went through it before. Today was worse than the first time. It’s like you go to the dentist for the second time, you know what’s going to happen. It was painful.”

Guillen also had kidney stone issues back in 2004, his first year as his team’s manager. It’s surprising he said the pain was worst this time than the first time, because he was well enough to send out plenty of tweets after the game. Maybe seeing his squad put up eight runs in the win helped ease the pain. Between Ozzie managing through kidney stones and John Danks playing through root canals, I’m beginning to think the Sox may be the toughest team in the league.


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