October 29, 2021
By Jesús Alaín Fernández
Ozzie Guillen is part of the history of the Chicago White Sox. In 1985 he debuted in the MLB with this franchise and remained in his discipline for 15 long seasons patrolling the short stops. But it was not then that the Venezuelan became relevant for the Chicago team on the young circuit.
In 1917 the White Sox had won their last World Series of the 20th century. The drought seemed too long and whoever came to dry up that river would have the eternal gratitude of fans of the Windy City.
In 2003 the Florida Marlins managed to conquer their second World Series in a very short life history. At first base, a young Venezuelan coach stood out, whom the White Sox hired to lead their team in 2004.
Ozzie was returning to the field that watched him play for 15 years but now the role was very different. A year passed and the story is more than known. The Venezuelan became the first Latino manager to win a Championship Series and direct a World Series. Obviously he also became the first top brass from the south of Rio Bravo to win an edition of the Fall Classic.
Then the Marlins, ESPN, the Venezuelan Sharks. All linked to baseball.
Ozzie was one of those interviewed for the position of Manager of the San Diego Padres. This is an eye-catching project that anyone would like to have under their command.
Today after the appointment of Bob Melvin to the coveted position was made public, Ozzie immediately reacted on social networks.
“It was an honor to interview me and talk about baseball. Great experience. First interview in 9 years, it was great to be seriously considered. “
Regarding his plan for the immediate future, he was neither short nor lazy.
“I have a big window with a lot of friends directing the 70s. There is a lot left in the tank. God’s plan is always perfect. “