It’s safe to say Ozzie Guillen was ready to go Pittsburgh after his Chicago homecoming was spoiled by the Cubs beating Mark Buehrle and Marlins 4-2 Thursday to win the three-game series.
On the 12th anniversary of his first major league start, Buehrle changed speeds, kept Cubs hitters off balance, scattered a few hits, but faced the minimum for four innings.
Paul Maholm pitched eight innings, Alfonso Soriano homered and the Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Thursday, ruining Mark Buehrle’s return to Chicago.
No smashing. No yelling. No cursing in Spanglish. No kidnapping a comely blonde bleacher bummette and climbing to the top of the manual scoreboard as military and police aircraft fire upon him.
Carlos Lee hit a grand slam and the Florida Marlins beat the Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night, giving Ozzie Guillen a win in his first game back managing in Chicago.
It was the Ozzie Guillen, Carlos Zambrano, and Mark Buehrle show before the Cubs/Marlins game tonight at Wrigley Field, and the sweaty-hot, filled to capacity Marlin dugout wasn’t my assignment.
Days before the Marlins headed to Chicago for a three-game series against the Cubs, Guillen told the Sun-Times he felt backstabbed by certain members of the Chicago media. On Tuesday, he explained those feelings.
After three months of relative silence, all it took was an impending series against the Cubs to transform Ozzie back into the Mouth of South Beach.
Clearly — based on what we have seen from both parties since last fall — the White Sox went in the right direction.
Ozzie Guillen may be gone as the manager of the White Sox, but the outspoken skipper still holds some Chicago-based grudges.
This is the first All-Star break in recent memory that hasn’t felt like the serene eye of a giant, swirling storm, in both good times and bad.
This hellacious, Saharan furnace attacking Chicago has roasted any attempt to crystallize a compelling thought about sports, turning them into some kind of burned, twisted, pointless gristle.
Life has been rough for Guillen and his 33-35 Marlins, who are currently seven games out of first place.
The votes are in and, not surprisingly, A.J. Pierzynski was voted the most hated player in baseball in a Men’s Journal survey of 100 Major League Baseball players.
Since 1945, the Sox have welcomed 15 rookie managers to their ranks, and in their first seasons at the helm, just seven have produced a winning campaign.
Ventura is off to a great start, but he is far from a proven commodity. He has shown that he is a very comfortable manager to play for and that makes a big difference.
And just like that, the old Ozzie Guillen is back.
After nine years as the White Sox hitting coach, Greg Walker had reached his limit on the South Side.
On Sunday night, Showtime will air a special, 30-minute preview episode of their new series called The Franchise: A Season With The Miami Marlins.
Hanley Ramirez homered for the third game in a row, Mark Buehrle pitched eight innings for his first victory with Miami and the Marlins beat the slumping Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Wednesday night.