OZZIE’S TWEETING TUSSLE
Ozzie Guillen just had to point out what a nice job his hair stylist did and how cool his new shades are. As news goes, that barely registered. Guillen, the Chicago White Sox manager, is simply providing glimpses into his personal life on Twitter, and if his boss doesn’t like it, well, Guillen’s response can be summed up in140 characters or less: Too bad.
He made it clear he’s not about to stop posting despite some recent controversy over comments online. And one more thing: “I think the people from Twitter owe me money, I make them so famous.”
For those who haven’t been following, Guillen decided to start tweeting this spring and general manager Ken Williams didn’t like it, the latest drama in the never-dull world of the White Sox.
What’s transpired since then would be prime material for a reality TV show, which, by the way, the White Sox and MLB Network have in the works. The show, starring Guillen, Williams and chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, is expected to run on the network this summer.
The problem involved Guillen’s middle son, Oney, a White Sox employee until recently. The front office nixed Guillen’s plan to start a Web site that Oney was working on with him in which he would have offered insight on his moves as a manager.
Oney Guillen resigned from his job in the scouting department on March 19 after the organization took exception to some of his tweets, and Ozzie stormed out of the team’s training complex without talking to reporters. The elder Guillen also posted in Spanish that the White Sox “touched me where it hurts me the most and I have to be ready for what comes, like I have always done.” | The Associated Press
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took his fiery personality to Twitter, to the front office’s dismay.