Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, whose reputation for speaking his mind has gotten him into trouble before, now has a new platform to share his thoughts with the world. The Chicago Tribune reports that Guillen has started to use Twitter, a move that has already drawn concern from team General Manager Kenny Williams, who spoke publicly about his concerns that it would take Guillen’s attention from baseball.
However, in typical fashion, Guillen told reporters after the team’s workout during spring training in Glendale, Ariz. that the situation was much ado about nothing.
“I guess I can’t have fun,” Guillen said. “I flunked in school five times, and I never had as much trouble as I’m having right now. Why do I have to explain to people why I’m doing this? Like I said, I talked to Kenny about it, it’s not anything that involves the ballclub. There are a lot of people in baseball that have Twitter. Why me? Why do I have to explain why I have Twitter? Obviously, I know I’m the manager of the team and the face of the ballclub, but there are a couple guys out there — I won’t say any names — that have Twitter.
“I guess they’re not famous, or people don’t care about it. The one thing I promise people — well I don’t have to promise — but (chairman) Jerry and Kenny. It’s nothing to do with the White Sox. I hope I don’t have to say I got in a fight with my wife last night.”