Ozzie Guillen will not be in the dugout this weekend when the Miami Marlins play the first full series in their new ballpark. After the new manager's recent comments about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, that might be for the best.
With Guillen in the midst of a five-game suspension, the Marlins hope their fans remain supportive as they try to overcome a rough first week of the season and continue their home success against the Houston Astros on Friday night.
The opinionated Guillen told Time magazine that he loves Castro and respects the retired Cuban leader for his long reign. Though Guillen later apologized and said he does not love Castro, his initial comments antagonized a large percentage of the team's fan base, especially among Miami's large Cuban population.
While the Marlins slapped Guillen with a suspension through Sunday, they hope his comments won't hinder any interest the club gained by building a new ballpark in the Little Havana neighborhood, changing the team na...