According to the Sun-Times, Sox GM Kenny Williams and manager Ozzie Guillen had “a heated shouting match” Tuesday night over the draft position of Ozzie’s son Ozney:â†µ
Williams — talking on the team’s website — sounded as if he had come to the realization that if there is a power struggle with Guillen, he’s coming out on the bottom.â†µ
‘’We are both very competitive men, strong-willed men,’’ Williams told the site. ‘’I believe in self-assessment, and I think you have to assess all parts of our operation from top to bottom to determine if it’s, in fact, still a productive working relationship.â†µ
‘’Whether or not the maintenance of that relationship is such that we still have the drive to get through some things and still have the drive to get through some differences … I’m still in that assessment mode for myself, in particular.â†µ
‘’That should not lead to the assumption that I mean that [Guillen] is the one [who may benefit from a change of scenery]. If I determine that I am the one that is the cog in the machine, then I am the one who will stand in front of Jerry Reinsdorf and tell him so and step aside. … I will not deny that I am growing weary of the soap opera.’’â†µ
Both Ozzie and Kenny got a lot of rope after the World Series title in 2005. With the Sox having what looks to be a poor season, it’s pretty clear that one or both will be gone soon.