In the middle of a seven game losing streak, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen isn’t worried. Not that anyone would think that Guillen would be worried by such a thing. But that doesn’t stop the rumors of Guillen eventually losing his job from surfacing.
And in the middle of those rumors, Guillen is again, not worried. Because you see, any man that talks of ripping Bobby Jenks’ throat out isn’t the least bit worried about his job. And as compelling as that last reason was, Guillen has other reasons he’s not worried. And of course, they’re typical Ozzie Guillen reasons.
Ozzie Guillen says he’s not worried about his White Sox, who halted their unsettling slide with a 9-2 victory at Tropicana Field on Thursday night. And he’s most certainly not worried about losing his job.
“Me? No, I got a lot of money. I got a lot of work,’’ Guillen said before the Sox erupted with 10 hits, and two RBI apiece from Omar Vizquel, Carlos Quentin, Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski. “If I’m not managing the White Sox, I will manage somewhere else. Maybe Mexico, Japan. I know I will manage in Venezuela. I can do a lot of great stuff in baseball. I might go to Fox. They want me.’’
Ozzie Guillen at Fox? Oh, the possibilities.
“I’ll do like Manny Ramirez. I’ll go to Spain for the bullfight and come back for the World Series. I don’t worry about it. People worry about firing, they need the money or need the job. I want this job, don’t get me wrong. I just moved to Chicago. But no, that’s the last thing I worry about.’’
And why would you when the alternative is bullfighting in Spain?
“Job security, everyone who sits in this chair, all those guys out there, they are in the same boat I am,’’ Guillen said. “As soon as you sign the contract, you are in the hot seat. I not worry about that.
“That’s the last thing I even think about.’’
“If I get fired, I deserve to get fired,’’ Guillen said. “I don’t think Jerry or Kenny will fire me just to tell the people we no like Ozzie or look at what we are going to do. They will fire me because my players will get me fired. That’s the way I look at it.’’
And what Ozzie Guillen just did right there is called, dropping knowledge. Get you some.