It started with Ozzie Guillen quickly moving up to the top step of the White Sox dugout and engaging in a little lively banter with a small group of Chicago media members, numbering about five or six, approximately three hours before game time Wednesday. Thirty minutes later, Guillen still was talking and the interested group of media had grown to 45 or 50.
Anyone who has been around Guillen for more than two or three games knows that the White Sox manager can mesmerize an audience more impressively than Tony Robbins or Dr. Phil on their best days. And he?s far more colorful and entertaining.
In this instance, Guillen?s topics of conversation ranged from a thought-provoking movie he watched on one of the cable channels late Tuesday, dealing with how girls and women are treated in the Muslim culture, to a roundtable discussion on the comedians who are truly funny these days. Guillen?s vote, by the way, was cast for Carlos Mencia.
Guillen could give Mencia a run for his money. And speaking of voting or running, Guillen quipped that he might run for Mayor of Chicago if the White Sox win the World Series. If the White Sox pick up eight more postseason victories, Guillen can set his sights even higher.
— Scott Merkin/MLB.com