View Full Version : Long Ozzie story in SI this week

02-15-2006, 11:07 AM
By S.L. Price

What's the manager's move here? Pay somebody and have the man beaten? Crippled? Killed? This is a Venezuelan prison, after all; two hundred bucks should do it. Or maybe Ozzie Guillen himself should confront the man who helped murder his best friend -- get in his face and ask the question he has choked back for more than a decade: Why?

It is Nov. 5, 2005. Guillen, the Chicago White Sox manager, has just seen a face that stopped him cold. A prison guard asks him what's wrong, but Guillen waves him off. Instead he turns to his 21-year-old son, Ozzie Jr., and rasps, "That's the motherf----- who killed Gus" -- Gustavo Polidor, the major league infielder who was gunned down at age 33 in Caracas a decade earlier. Guillen had wondered then what he would do if he ever met either of the two men responsible for the crime, and now that time has arrived. With options.

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