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March 19, 2010

Oney Guillen resigns

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 19, 2010 10:02 pm
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Cowley:

It started Friday morning with Oney Guillen, the middle son of the three and an employee of the Sox in the scouting and video end of things, being called into the principal’s office for his Twitter account. According to an Oney Tweet on Wednesday, the Sox had been monitoring what he says, and weren’t exactly pleased with it.

Oney wrote, “I love it how people are monitoring my tweets like I’m someone important. Everyone is entitled to there[sic] own opinion.”

According to a source, Williams wanted Oney to stop twittering or at least tone it down. Rather than get into a back and forth, Oney then made the decision to simply resign. The source did say that things were heated, however.

Obvious, by what was later tweeted by Oney throughout the day:

“Remember this day march 19 2010. Mark my words” and then “I hope the dorks aren’t running the organization or else were f—–. 3 geeks who never played baseball a day in there life telling experts what to do”

After the loss to the Cubs, the drama continued, as Williams had a lengthy conversation with Guillen’s wife, Ibis, outside the facility. Meanwhile, Ozzie Guillen sent a tweet out that read: “Hey kid we are behind you. No matter what” …

Phil Rogers joins Cowley’s stocking of the fire while Scot Gregor predicts a Sox tweet ban.

Oney: “The Guillen family just got screwed over or [bleeped] … but don’t worry, we have our own way of handling this.”

UPDATE: Gonzales:

Manager Ozzie Guillen said he told his son Oney to resign Friday from his video job after the White Sox raised questions about the blunt nature of his Twitter account. Guillen said Saturday morning his son made a mistake but added that it was time to move on and talk about the prospects of the club, feeling the Twitter incidents shifted the focus away. …

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