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Ozzie Guillen calls Nick Swisher ‘fake’: ‘I hate [him] with my heart’

”I think he hates me back; there’s nothing wrong with that,” Guillen said.

Ozzie Guillen is not a fan of Nick Swisher.
Ozzie Guillen is not a fan of Nick Swisher.
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Ozzie Guillén does not like Nick Swisher. Hates him, actually. He said it himself, on television, Wednesday.

Asked by NBC Sports Chicago postgame host Chuck Garfien whether he disliked Carlos Gomez or Nick Swisher more, Guillén replied:

“Oh my God, nobody can compare that with Nick Swisher,” Guillén responded. “I hate Nick Swisher with my heart.”

Swisher, who retired after the 2015 season, played one season in Chicago (2008). They apparently did not get along.

“I never talked to him, I was managing him, but I don’t like the way his attitude was all fake,” Guillén said. ”And I don’t like fake people.

”I think he hates me back, there’s nothing wrong with that.”

Garfien noted Swisher played under Guillén for only one season. To which he responded: ”It was one year too long.”

“I played him center field and batting first or second, that guy has to be in right field batting tenth.”

Ask anyone on that 2008 team, Guillén said, and they’d probably agree with him.

“If you asked the players that played that year and you ask them, they might feel the same way,” he said. ”I don’t hate him as a person.”