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What'd we tell you? White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has taken a hold of the spotlight and strangled it until it looked like the Smurfs at the end of that UNICEF commercial.

The Washington Post has a huge interview with Ozzie, and it's 90 percent Ozzie goodness and 10 percent beleaguered PR reps trying to settle him down. Here's some of the highlights:

"I'm smarter than a lot of guys who go to Harvard. When you come to this country and you can't speak any English at 16 years old, and you have to survive, you have to have something smart in your body. If you take one of those Harvard guys and drop them in the middle of Caracas, they won't survive. But if you drop me in the middle of Harvard, I'll survive."

"A lot of managers try to control everything in the game. I don't try to do that. What I control is my team. I don't care who you are, I control your ass."

Just the tip of the Ozzie iceberg. Right now, we're guaranteeing that at some point during the World Series, Ozzie either flips off the camera or starts calling Joe Buck a child molestor. Or both.

Guillen Is Talk Of The Town [Washington Post]
America, Meet Ozzie Guillen [Deadspin]
What's On Ozzie's Mind [Yard Work]