Guillen decides to keep vacation plans with family

Updated: February 11, 2006, 8:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Manager Ozzie Guillen will not be with the Chicago White Sox when the World Series champions visit the White House on Monday.

Chicago mayor Richard Daley, a longtime White Sox fan, said earlier in the week he was "disappointed" by Guillen's decision to skip the celebratory trip to Washington. However, Guillen is with his family on a vacation that was arranged before the date of the White House visit was set.

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf told a radio station this week he also thinks Guillen should go but understands why he's not.

"Ozzie has been on a whirlwind this winter. He has done everything that everybody asked him to do," Reinsdorf said, pointing out that Guillen went to the Illinois Legislature and the Chicago City Council as part of his offseason appearances.

Guillen also became a U.S. citizen and traveled to his native Venezuela.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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