For the second time this month, Guillen is in the news for something other than his team's wins and losses. This time, Guillen is in hot water for directing a homophobic slur at Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti in response to Mariotti's criticism of the White Sox skipper. Guillen, who has been playing or managing in the United States since 1985, justified his use of the term by saying it carries a different connotation in his native Venezuela.
Just days ago, Guillen drew the ire of Mariotti and many others by appearing to berate rookie pitcher Sean Tracey in the dugout after Tracey was unable to hit Texas' Hank Blalock with a pitch. Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski had previously been hit twice by Texas pitchers.
So what's your take on the controversial manager, SportsNation? Is he a genius who pulled all the right strings in leading the White Sox to the World Series, or is he a callous, calculating and egotistical? Or are the two mutually exclusive?