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Ozzie Guillen Says Something Ineloquently and Forces the Miami Marlins to Trash Fidel Castro

Home - by - April 8, 2012 - 11:30 America/New_York - 12 Comments

I love how this story played out.

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Guillen told Time magazine that he loves Castro and respects him for staying in power so long. When Guillen read his comments Friday, he said he felt sick because he knew how people would react.

Manager Ozzie Guillen of the Miami Marlins waves during Opening Day against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park on April 4, 2012 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“The reason I say I admire him is because a lot of people want to get rid of this guy and they couldn’t yet,” Guillen told the Sun-Sentinel. “That was personal, not politics. If you don’t read the article, it sounds ugly. The first time I read it I was like, ‘Wow, that’s going to get me in trouble.’ I understand that. I’m not hiding from anybody, especially people in Miami.”

In response to the magazine story, the Marlins released a statement saying, “There is nothing to respect about Fidel Castro.

“He is a brutal dictator who has caused unthinkable pain for more than 50 years. We live in a community filled with victims of this dictatorship, and the people in Cuba continue to suffer today.”

Read MORE, like when Guillen said something equally stupid about Chavez

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» 12 Comments

  1. John Difool

    April 8th, 2012

    He should go play baseball in Cuba then. He’d have one the nicest shacks and ’55 Chevy’s on the island I’m sure.

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  2. I Luv Bacon

    April 8th, 2012

    If they would include our curent dick-taster-in-chief, I would be sporting a Marlins cap tomorrow.

    Of course I would wear it like a baseball player- not sideways like is so much in fashion these days.

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  3. Ohio Dan

    April 8th, 2012

    The world has an unending supply of idiots.

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  4. Dr. Tar

    April 8th, 2012

    Ozzie been “Out to the Ballpark” too much. At least he realized his mistake and tried to correct it (though he shouldn’t try to still justifiy it. Just admit your an idiot we all agree with you there).

    If this had been Obama, Jay Carney would be trying to spin it into how Teh One loves all the Cuban people and Castro is but one of the many good citizens of Cuba that he respects and appreciates.

    Good for the Marlins for the clear correction.

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  5. persecutor

    April 8th, 2012

    What a maroon!

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  6. Cliff Weismeyer

    April 8th, 2012

    I new Ozzie was nuts when he bit the head off a bat.

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  7. Anonymous

    April 8th, 2012

    I second what Ohio Dan said.

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    April 8th, 2012

    So he likes the strong will of dictators, eh?
    I think he beats his wife. I’m just putting it out there. Uh oh. That doesn’t sound right… Is that gonna get me in trouble?

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  9. serfer62

    April 8th, 2012

    Dr Tar, he only realized his comments would piss of people, not that he was sorry

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  10. Dano

    April 8th, 2012

    See… Liberalism IS a disease!!

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  11. piston honda

    April 8th, 2012

    SO HE ADMIRES A BRUTAL MAN WHO USED BRUTALITY TO STAY IN POWER. WHAT A TYPICAL PEE SIZED BRAIN JOCK. JUST MANAGE YOUR TEAM, ABUSE ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, AND BANG SKANKS IN YOUR HOTEL AND LEAVE THINKING TO THE ADULTS.

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  12. sammy

    April 8th, 2012

    He has the same FREE speech as the other guy!

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