Michael Sneed breaks the news that beloved White Sox manager will not be with the team when they visit the White House next week. Now one must wonder how did Sneed get a hold of this, did the Sox call her? Methinks the leak may have come from somebody in DC, I'm not saying, I'm just saying.
From today's Sun-Times:
Sox pox . . .
February 9, 2006
BY MICHAEL SNEED SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
Hmmm. White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen is blowing off an invite to the White House on Monday, where his World Series-winning team will be honored by President Bush.
Hmmm. Is this an anti-Bush statement? Is this a snub by native Venezuelan and newly minted U.S. citizen Guillen, who is treated like a king in his home country by President Hugo Chavez, who detests Bush? (The feeling is mutual, by the way.)
*The Sox reply: "No. It's a vacation," said White Sox spokeswoman Katie Kirby.
*Sox Reply II: "Ozzie will be on a family vacation," Kirby added. "He had scheduled the vacation long before the [White House] date was confirmed. We worked for a long time on scheduling it, but we weren't able to secure a date. So he went ahead and booked his vacation. He worked over the holidays and Soxfest, and he just wanted to have a vacation before the season started again."
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