Guillen is one of the game’s most outspoken skippers. Add in his broken English and cocky attitude, and the White Sox manager offers the media some of the best one-liners of the season — and that’s not even getting into his Twitter history.
Guillen, the former 13-year White Sox infielder and 1985 Rookie of the Year award winner, retired in 2000 and has been manager of the ChiSox since 2004 and has been ejected 26 times in his career.
Boston’s Terry Francona has been the main character of a few entertaining scenes himself, both as Phillies skipper from 1997-2000 and as manager of the Red Sox since 2004. The laid-back field boss usually keeps things even keel until his players need him most, and that’s where he breaks out his best work.
Tito and Ozzie aren’t the only AL managers to bust out breakthrough performances, as Tampa Bay’s Joe Maddon, Baltimore’s Buck Showalter and Los Angeles of Anaheim’s Mike Scioscia all have a history of great encounters with umpires.
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