If Ozzie Guillen is let go from the Marlins, I would like to see one of the following things happen:
- The Red Sox hire him to be their manager, because my gosh that would be a lot of fun;
- NBC Sports Network hire him to be a full-time baseball pundit on NBC SportsTalk. I’d probably pay NBC to fly me here to Stamford to do the show if Ozzie was around; or
- Short of that, NBC allowing me to hire Ozzie as a HardballTalk contributor. We’d let him answer reader email and tweets and stuff in an “Ask Dr. Ozzie” feature, much like the “Ask Dr. Ozzy” thing that “Rolling Stone” runs.
People gotta make this happen.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.