Happy Cinqo de Mayo
Friday, May 5, 2006, 2:51 pm
Pods, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Mack, CF; Cintron, SS; Gload, RF; Garland, RHP.
Don’t Blow Our Secret
We have a little surprise planned for Ozzie Guillen today, so please, don’t spoil it.
Ozzie went to the BBWAA dinner this winter in New York to "accept" his manager of the year trophy. Only they didn’t have a trophy ready for him yet.
So since, Ozzie has been griping, mostly in fun, that he was manager of the year and didn’t get (blank).
On the last road trip a package arrived for me … his trophy. Initially, I was going to head into his office and drop it off. But then I thought there was no way I could stop with that.
So tonight, at 4:50 pm as the team stretches in the outfield and Ozzie meets with the media, a charter bus with the words "Ozzie’s Bus" is going to pull onto the warning track in center field. The scoreboard and video board will congratulate Ozzie Guillen on being the 2005 American League Manager of the Year, and AJ Pierzynski will get off the bus and deliver Ozzie’s trophy to him with pomp and circumstance.
Let’s see if we can pull this off.
As Pablo Ozuna entered the United Center to join his teammates in watching the Bulls playoff game, fans recognized the super sub and began chanting his name.
More Later …