By now we know only a short 21/2-hour flight separates Miami and Ozzie Guillen's native Venezuela.
We know Guillen always will reserve a special place in his heart for the Marlins organization he helped win a World Series in 2003 as their third-base coach.
We know how popular Guillen thinks he would be among the heavy Latino population of South Florida, where he has a home.
Most of all, we know how badly Guillen needs to feel needed.
But Guillen reminded us of all that Monday anyway before the White Sox's 6-3 loss to the Cubs and Carlos Zambrano.
"When you're good, your name is going to pop up,'' Guillen said, kidding.
For now Sox officials laugh along, uncomfortably.
To be fair, Guillen merely provided the answers about persistent rumors the Marlins will make a run in 2012 at one of the game's top managers. Zambrano, by the way, supplied the game's most newsworthy development by increasing his trade value with a redemptive performance.