Chicago White Sox: Robin Ventura needs to go
May 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (right) and former manager Ozzie Guillen during a ceremony on the day that the number of Paul Konerko was retired at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
While I do not think the club should reunite with the outspoken former coach and player on the Southside, it would make some sense.
He did bring the franchise a World Series title after all. He does have that energy I previously discussed and most of the fans seem to have forgiven him and his antics that led to a messy divorce before that 2011 season came to an end and got long-time pitching coach Don Cooper some managerial experience.
He has openly stated a desire to return to the game despite being out of a job since the 2012 campaign when he was unceremoniously fired in Miami after one season. Ozzie would be an odd hire, but not one that would be extremely out of the question.
(On a personal note I also think he was too selfish as a manager, and I am not alone in that thought, wanting all the attention on him, something he claimed was to relax the players so the media would gravitate to him and not those out on the diamond about their performance. If that is true–which we will never know for sure–then it was acceptable behavior.)
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