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Ozzie Guillen passes kidney stone, manages anyway

Jun 19, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

Ozzie Guillen AP

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was rushed to a Phoenix-area hospital Sunday morning after complaining of abdominal pain and was released after passing a kidney stone, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Following the ordeal, Guillen arrived at Chase Field about two hours before Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks.  He was advised by a White Sox doctor to lay down in his office for a bit, but he’s expected to manage this afternoon’s contest anyway.

This isn’t a first for Guillen: he previously passed a kidney stone during the 2004 seaosn, his first as the White Sox’s manager.  He said at the time, “that was something I don’t wish anybody has, even my worst enemy.”

Perhaps under the influence of painkillers, Guillen has Adam Dunn making his first start of the season in the outfield Sunday.  He’s even playing Dunn in right field in place of Carlos Quentin, instead of in left field over Juan Pierre.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 19, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    I understand that he also broke wind about three days ago. How did the press neglect to pick that one up?

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 19, 2011 at 6:03 PM

      Lets blame a lot of his verbal problems on kidney stones. The breaking of wind was caused by kidney beans.

      • foreverchipper10 - Jun 20, 2011 at 11:37 AM

        If his postgame rants and general everyday speak are so swear-laden I cannot begin to imagine what comes out of his mouth while passing a kidney stone.

  2. goforthanddie - Jun 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Ozzie IS a kidney stone.

  3. pisano - Jun 19, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Also a horses ass.

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