The Chicago White Sox selected outfielder Ozney Guillen with their pick in the 22nd round of the MLB Draft, but his father Ozzie, White Sox manager, was far from pleased.
"It's not a happy day for us, but in the meanwhile, we got to go through it and move on," said father and Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, who intimated that his son may enroll this summer at the University of South Florida, where he has a scholarship to play baseball.
Ozzie's displeasure, according to Chicago Breaking Sports' Mark Gonzales, stems from the fact that the White Sox chose a former teammate of the younger Guillen in the sixth round.
The round that Ozney was selected was particularly sensitive because the Sox selected Hialeah High School third baseman Rangel Ravello in the sixth round. Ravello played with the youngest Guillen on a traveling team but wasn't as highly regarded as Guillen, according to those familiar with the prospects in the area.
Still, with Ozney Guillen planing to go to college, it really isn't a big deal.
"I think the 22nd round in high school doesn't mean anything," Ozzie Guillen said. "I think the White Sox did what I told them ... I don't need any favors or he doesn't need any favors. In the meanwhile, it's kind of hard. His expectations, not mine, were a little higher. He thought he was a little better player than what other people think."