The son of White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen put his dad in explanation mode for making some negative tweets about Chicago general manager Kenny Williams.
Oney Guillen, 20, tweeted that Williams cost the team games against the Royals for not having enough relief pitchers available. "Eventually, the truth will come out,'' Guillen wrote on his Twitter page. "You can put makeup on a pig all u want. At the end of the day. Still a pig.''
Williams spoke with his manager about the situation and chairman Jerry Reinsdorf also got involved. Williams and Guillen have clashed before.
"What am I going to do, get fired because my kid said something?'' Guillen told USA Today. "Anybody can say whatever they want. I never talked to Oney. I understand his point. He's a fan. As my kid, sometimes you wish he doesn't say that. But how many times do I say something people wish I don't say it?
"Listen, Oney is an American citizen. Oney can tweet what he wants. Oney's not part of this organization. Oney is a grown man. Whatever Oney feels about this ball club is as a fan and people look at him in a different way because he's my kid.''
Williams said he asked Guillen if his son's opinions reflect the manager’s thoughts. He said Guillen told him "No.’’