Ozzie Guillen Determined to Continue War of Words with Kenny Williams

Bob BajekAnalyst IIIApril 6, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 05:  Ozzie Guillen the manager of the Miami Marlins talks to the media before the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 5, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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A change of scenery apparently isn't enough to cool Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, as the volatile Guillen decided to continue his annoying feud with Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Guillen boldly stated that he would never return to the White Sox if Williams is still the boss while thinking the text Williams sent him was bogus. 

"As long as Kenny Williams is the GM, I will never go back to the White Sox," Guillen said. "Never, never."

Williams apparently sent Guillen a text thanking him for his services with the White Sox, but the ever colorful Guillen feels this is a facade. "It means s---," Guillen opined.

The report goes on to say that both Guillen and Williams represented their ball clubs at the winter meetings, but they avoided each other like the plague and didn't dare exchange words.

Guillen and Williams had some very successful seasons between 2004-2011, including winning the 2005 World Series and making the 2008 MLB playoffs. However, the two big personalities began to clash the final two years of Guillen's tenure over baseball decisions like Juan Pierre.

As Guillen  wanted a contract extension beyond 2012, both sides eagerly decided a parting of ways would work best. Guillen announced before the 2011 season was up that he inked a lucrative deal with the Marlins.

Their relationship was so bad that the Sox just let the Marlins have Guillen for just a couple minor league prospects and hired an absurdly unqualified manager in Robin Ventura.

Williams was interviewed about his and Guillen's argumentative relationship after the Sox skipper's departure, and he claimed to be a "little saddened."

However, Guillen obstinately chose to continue this unhealthy and vicious relationship by attacking Williams publicly instead of keeping it to himself.

Guillen thrives on controversy, so his feud with Williams will continue until he grows tired of it. Knowing his history and personality, don't count on it.