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Ozzie Guillen thinks he'd make a fine retread manager

Apr 14, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

Ozzie Guillen has a contract to manage the Chicago White Sox through the 2012 season. But he knows that a manager’s job is always tenuous.

So what happens if he gets fired? He’s already contemplating the possibility, according to the Chicago Tribune, and has no problem with the idea of being a future retread manager.

“There are a lot of horse(bleep) managers out there that are given two and three shots to manage in the big leagues,” Guillen said Tuesday. “I don’t see why not me.”

Guillen reluctantly pointed out that Manny Acta was fired after 2 1/2 losing seasons in Washington but got two offers last winter to manage until he selected Cleveland.

“Why can’t I get another chance with another team?” Guillen said. “Am I going to keep on doing it? Well, I have to see what is going on.”

It seems a little early in the season for Ozzie to be talking about getting canned. Not sure what’s going on in that head of his (who does?), but I certainly hope he’s not starting to listen to Jay Mariotti.

But I have to agree with him on this one. If Guillen does get fired, he should get another chance. He’d make a heckuva lot more interesting horse(bleep), retread manager than, say, Mike Hargrove or Jim Riggleman.

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  1. Largebill - Apr 14, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    That is just a really odd set of comments. Why can’t he get another job? Because he still has his current one. It is near impossible to determine how a manager will do whether in his first job or subsequent chances. Some “fail” repeatedly and then because of what they learned in earlier chances (and possibly better players) they do much better in a later chance (Torre for example). Others may do well in first job and seem to regress (Hargrove) when reality is they likely just had less talented players.

  2. Jack Meoffer - Apr 14, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Ozzie does one thing good alright. He loves to shoot his mouth off. Him and his commie buddy Hugo Chavez do nothing but yack yack yack. He still supports his buddy even though for the past 10 years he has seized private property little by little and stiffled almost all private media. Yet, according to Ozzie, this is all done for the poor. Give me a break Ozzie. He is a typical Latin tyrant and sooner or later whatever you have in Venezuela will be seized too for “the people”. We’ll see how fast you’ll turn on him then.

  3. Becky - Apr 15, 2010 at 1:49 AM

    Apparently you haven’t been reading the papers for about 4 years. Ozzie already went off on Chavez twice just this year… And Sean Penn for supporting Chavez. It was kind of a big deal. In fact, it was on this very site! But your comments were great. They really were.

  4. Moses Green - Apr 15, 2010 at 4:33 AM

    I still pray for Ozzie to somehow end up managing the Red Sox, so he can joust daily with L’il Orphan D’Annie Shaughnessy.

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