Ozzie Guillen recalls Chicago White Sox World Series
Yesterday, it became public that former Chicago White Sox manager and player Ozzie Guillen might be coming back to baseball. He was interviewed to be the new manager of the San Diego Padres which would be a tremendous opportunity for him.
All White Sox fans love this guy and would likely cheer on his success whenever he isn’t going up against their team. It would be a shame to see him leave the pregame and postgame but it would be worth it to see him back in the big leagues as a manager.
Guillen would be perfect for that young vibrant Padres team that wildly underachieved in 2021. They sort of remind you of the 2004 White Sox in a lot of ways. A very talented roster just didn’t play the way that they should and had an early season-ending because of it.
Not long after this news came out, however, Ozzie made a Twitter post to remember the anniversary of the White Sox winning the World Series in 2005. It is one of the best sports moments in the history of Chicago and clearly a great moment in Ozzie Guillen’s life.
Ozzie Guillen will always be an incredibly big part of the Chicago White Sox.
The fact that Ozzie still reminisces about this means a lot to the fanbase. This was such a great moment for the franchise as they finally ended Chicago’s baseball World Series drought that was approaching a century. Everything White Sox fans needed that summer, they got it.
They would not have won the World Series in 2005 without Ozzie Guillen. There was a lot more talent on the 2021 edition of the team but the 2005 bunch clicked at the right time. They went 99-63 which was absolutely incredible before going 11-1 to win it all. Everything had to do with moves made by Guillen along the way.
Ozzie handled their pitching staff as well as any manager in team history. He knew when to take out starters or even when to leave them in. He also knew how to construct the lineup perfectly for what they needed based on the roster. The team had a lot of speed and a lot of contact hitters so he built the lineup accordingly.
Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye were the only two that provided consistent power but he managed to get it from unlikely sources like Scott Podsednik or Geoff Blum at the best possible times. All of these things are what made that run special.
Hopefully, he gets another chance in the MLB. If it is in San Diego, they will be getting a coach that they are sure to love. He deserves the love and respect that he gets from White Sox fans. It is also nice as fans to see him love us back as he did on Twitter yesterday.