January 21, 2006

CAREER YEAR:

Guillen wins another title: U.S. citizen (ANDREW HERRMANN, January 21, 2006, Chicago Sun-Times)

Ozzie Guillen had a .264 lifetime batting average as a player, but on his immigration test Friday, he hit a perfect 1.000.

"Ten for ten,'' the Venezuela-born manager of the White Sox said after being sworn in as a U.S. citizen.

Or, maybe nine for 10.

"They asked me who the mayor of Chicago was. I told them, 'Ozzie Guillen,' " he joked.

Guillen, who took the oath with his wife, Ibis, and son Oney, said becoming an American was a bigger thrill than winning the World Series.

"You can only become a U.S. citizen once,'' he said, while -- good news here, fans -- "you can be a World Champion more than once.''

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2006 11:32 AM
Comments

He did defend Chavez tho . . . even if he admitted that his mother detested the s.o.b.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at January 21, 2006 12:57 PM
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