Guest also is vice president of South Oak Jeep-Dodge-Chrysler-Ram, the dealership in suburban Chicago that he runs with his father, Dennis. Guest is adjusting to life as a grounded scout while his store makes adjustments of its own by transitioning to selling cars and trucks digitally.
Guest’s scouting responsibilities typically shift into overdrive from February through the summer, when he would check out top college players in talent hotbeds such as the Cape Cod Baseball League, which was canceled this year. With his new schedule, Guest said he’s enjoying the extra time at home with his wife and three kids.
“You do feel like a part of you is missing,” Guest, 37, told Automotive News in late April as life without baseball sank in. “As far back as I can remember, on this particular day, right now, there’s baseball being played somewhere and I’m watching it, or playing it or doing something with baseball at this time of year every night, and that’s just gone right now.”