September 26, 2011
After a wild eight seasons that included a World Series win in 2005, Ozzie Guillen is leaving the city of Chicago.
As first reported by columnist Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago White Sox and their motormouth manager finally split ways after a dispute over a contract extension past 2012 that never came. South Florida is Guillen's likely landing spot and general manager Kenny Williams said a deal for compensation is in place if Guillen ends up on a particular team, presumed to be the Florida Marlins.
Here's the team's official statement on the matter.
Guillen maintained in a postgame press conference that his next destination has yet to be decided but a blog post that has since been taken down from his website said he was going to the Marlins. He will not manage the White Sox for the season's final two games.
After Monday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays, Guillen's record as manager of the Pale Hose stands at 678-617 with two division titles, an AL pennant and the only World Series won in Chicago since 1917. Needless to say, the South Side will never be the same.