A new stage for The Ozzie Show

Updated: September 27, 2011, 10:22 AM ET
By Buster Olney

The Marlins have wanted Ozzie Guillen as their manager for years, and now it's expected to happen, as Joe Cowley writes.

There are rival baseball executives and scouts who have been rooting for this to happen, because everybody loves a good circus. The Marlins will now have baseball's most volatile and outspoken manager working for the most reactive owner, Jeffrey Loria. The whole world has heard the stories about how Joe Girardi yelled at Loria during a game and how Loria had to be talked out of firing Girardi that day, about how Fredi Gonzalez was nearly fired about 6,832 times.

"There's no way those two guys can co-exist," said one GM. "I bet they don't make it out of spring training."

Here's a foolhardy prediction: Guillen and Loria will get along fine.