The Chicago White Sox are in need of a new manager. Anyone would be better than Tony La Russa was in 2022 but they are all moved on now. The big story surrounding this team right now is the decision being made on their new manager.
There are good candidates and there are some not-so-good candidates. One of the good ones is Ozzie Guillen who has been part of this team in one way or another for a long time. First, he was a player, then he was a manager, then he was a media member. He knows this team.
This man has made some bold claims over the years as a host on the pre and postgame shows but he seems to end up being right more often than not. Obviously, he has been away from managing for a while now but it isn’t like he’d be walking into an unfamiliar situation.
It is clearly a hire that could do a lot of good for this team. For one, it would be incredibly entertaining. He was a good quote as a broadcaster let alone when he was the manager. We’d be able to look forward to him speaking every night if he was hired.
The Chicago White Sox could use a boost like Ozzie Guillen to their dugout.
The second point is that no other living person has managed this White Sox organization to a World Series title. Yes, it was a long time ago but the things that make an organization unique don’t change that quickly. Ozzie knows how to navigate that stuff.
The 2005 World Series champion team will always be one of the most iconic squads in Chicago sports history. Ozzie Guillen was the leader of that team and should be celebrated. The things that he might be able to do to help this team could be incredible.
It is very apparent that the Chicago White Sox needs a boost of energy in the organization. They were very disappointing in 2022 and often looked lethargic under Tony La Russa.
Someone like Ozzie coming in could change things for this team. It would be really nice to see him do what he can to motivate them if he was hired. He has done it before and can do it again.