Guillen hopes Blackhawks score
Chicago’s celebration over the immense success of the Blackhawks, who reached the Western Conference Finals against San Jose by virtue of a 5-1 victory over Vancouver on Tuesday, has crossed over into the world of Major League Baseball.
“I love it. Chicago really needs it,” said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen of the Blackhawks. “We all (stink). All sports in Chicago are very bad, and we need that.
“We need something good and positive for the city. We all need that. I spent more time in Chicago than Caracas. I’m a big Chicago fan.”
Guillen doesn’t claim to be a bandwagon jumper because he doesn’t know enough about the NHL to even qualify in that category. He’s simply happy for the city of Chicago.
“It’s a great sports city. The fans need wins,” Guillen said. “They’re desperate to have fun, and I don’t think there’s a more fun city when they’re winning.
“The Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, the Bears–we’re not doing too good. Hopefully at the end of the season, the White Sox made those guys smile. But right now we don’t and we need the Blackhawks to eat the Sharks in San Jose.”
Before closing out his analysis of the Chicago professional sports landscape, Guillen ventured into the world of the NBA and addressed LeBron James’ future.
“He can’t go to Chicago because he wants to be the man and Ozzie Guillen is the man,” said Guillen with a laugh. “He’s going to be No. 3 there. Lou Piniella is No. 2.”