Guillen's Pledge to Reinsdorf: He's Not Going Anywhere
Byline: Scot Gregor email@example.com
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As long as White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is living, Ozzie Guillen's not leaving.
That was one of the typically unique verbal birthday gifts Guillen delivered to Reinsdorf, who celebrated his 74th birthday on Thursday.
"God bless him, because I don't think I'm going to make it to 74," Guillen said. "I think one guy I'm praying to stay alive the most is him. I think I love Jerry and he knows it; he's like a father to everyone here."
Guillen became extremely close with Reinsdorf during his 13-year run as the Sox' shortstop.
And it was Reinsdorf who nudged general manager Kenny Williams into hiring Guillen as manager prior to the 2004 season when it looked like Cito Gaston was going to get the job.
"There's one thing for sure -- Ozzie's not going anywhere as long as Jerry is (alive) unless they fire me, then that's a different thing," Guillen said. …