Lou and Ozzie
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was a little disappointed in Cubs manager Lou Piniella. First of all, Guillen says Piniella is reading books by “mellow” people like Tony Dungy and John Wooden. Guillen would prefer to read material by someone who is more fiery like Piniella himself or Billy Martin.
Guillen also was insulted that Piniella accidentally hung up on him. Earlier in February, when the Cubs were at Fitch Park, Guillen tried to call because he wanted to use the designated hitter in Saturday’s game. But Piniella didn’t hear anyone on the other end of the call, so he hung up. On Saturday, Guillen let Piniella know he wasn’t happy about that.
“I told Ozzie, ‘Whatever you want, we’ll accomodate you,'” Piniella said of his conversation Saturday. “He said today, ‘Can I have a couple of your players?'”
— Carrie Muskat