For instance, not once did he say anything about the former Mets GM’s zipper problems. O.G.’s way too classy for that. From the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Thursday he hopes ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips’s latest statement about him is correct.

Phillips (above) said on the air Wednesday that Guillen is the manager most on the hot seat this season.

”Every time I talk to him, he tries to be nice to me,” Guillen said. ”If I’m in that position [on the hot seat], then I’m in great shape because I have two more years on my contract. And I guarantee him if I’m done with the White Sox, I can go to my house or get another job. ”I have a better record than his manager (Bobby Valentine) did with the Mets. I have a better record as a manager than [Phillips] when he was the Mets’ general manager. We pick better players than he did back then. He forgot about when I was with Atlanta and he was the general manager [of the Mets] and we beat him. He forgot I was the guy who hit the base hit to right field to win the game.”

Added Guillen: ”One thing I like to do is prove people wrong.”