Happy Holidays to all my fans!
I am enjoying my time down here in Venezuela and hope you all are having a good time, as well. I know a lot of you wonder what I do in the offseason and how I spend my time. Well, every offseason, I enjoy coming back to my home country for a few months to spend time with my entire family during the Holidays. I absolutely love my country, and even though we’re going through a tough time right now, I will always love my home country. I keep very busy down here working with my foundation, The Ozzie Guillen Foundation. I have had the honor of having this foundation for 15 years now, and I will never stop. I deliver on my word and enjoy giving back to the communities that I have been a part of. Soon, we will be needing some help in order to buy some equipment for the kids as far as crutches, wheelchairs and other things they need. But we will get to that in time, and I’d like to thank everyone who has already asked how they can help.
I know a lot of you have been asking for my reaction to the White Sox signing Jesse Crain. … I think the addition was amazing, and it goes to show you once again how hard the front-office people are working. I hope the fans are happy and very excited. Now it’s my job to make it all work! (haha)
I hope you guys are enjoying the blog and the interaction I am having with you. That’s why I wanted to do this in the first place.
On to your questions …
Q: Ozzie, what types of things do you do as a manager to help Latino players who are new to the U.S.?
A: I talk to them and make sure they know the rules and laws and that they obey them. I also want them to know the opportunity that’s in front of them so they don’t miss out. I ask them to please represent their country as best as they can, and if they do, everything will be easier.
Q: My older brother was dropped on his head and is a Cubs fan. What should I get him for Christmas?
A: I say let him be a Cubs fan; don’t make him a traitor. Get him Cubs tickets. Good ones; don’t be cheap!
Q: If you could know the date of your death, would you want to know?
A: I’m living my death right now. (haha) Because no one has told me what death is or what happens, as far as I know this could be death. No one has ever told me what it feels like after life or what exactly happens, so I don’t know. I’ll find out one day.
Please, everyone, be safe and enjoy the Holidays. I know I have already — I think I have gained 10 pounds!