I've made a conscious decision to generally avoid talking about Ozzie Guillen here because he's gone, like it or not. This is a White Sox blog, and Ozzie is no longer a White Sox, whether certain people want to make sure he's still the story or not.
Personally I think I'm better off collecting canned goods and firearms in preparation for the 2012 season and beyond than worrying about what Ozzie is doing.
That being said, Ozzie's bringing the White Sox back into things, going on Twitter Friday morning to warn the world that he was coming, and he was going to kill some feelings.
From the Twitters of Oz:
KISS YOUR FEELINGS GOODBYE.
Seriously, loosely translated, Ozzie is saying that he didn't quit on the White Sox and that when he comes back he's going to let us know the truth because all he speaks is the truth but what he means by "the truth" is his opinion. Odds are this is in response to what Jake Peavy said the other day.
He also says that he turned the page, but the White Sox keep bringing things up. He's Al Pacino in Godfather 3 and every time he thinks he's out, they pull him back in. Except nobody is pulling him in, he just wants back in because he's Ozzie and he's never been the type of person who keeps his feelings hidden.
It's who he is and who he's always been. For good and for bad.
Which is why wishing he'd just let it go and focus on his current job is foolish. He's not. He'll say he was forced out or something similar, and that's fine. If that's the way he feels, that's the way he feels, and I don't blame him for wanting to leave.
It was obvious he wasn't happy in Chicago toward the end. If anybody isn't happy in their current job and another job comes along, I wouldn't begrudge them for leaving for it.
That being said, I've left other jobs for better situations, and once I got there I didn't waste any of my time talking about how much my last job sucked, either.
I moved on.
I wish Ozzie, the White Sox, and everybody else could do the same.