There was a lot of excitement when the Miami Marlins hired Ozzie Guillen to be their new manager. How those feelings have been impacted by his recent controversy remains to be seen.
Returning from a five-game suspension, Guillen will be back in the dugout Tuesday night when the Marlins open a three-game series against the visiting Chicago Cubs.
It didn't take long for Guillen to find himself under fire with his new team. Days after Miami's opener, he was left trying to explain comments to Time magazine in which he praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
The Venezuelan manager apologized for offending people, including the many Cuban-born residents of Miami. The Marlins suspended him, although protesters and some political leaders in the area called for his firing.
"A lot of people think five days is not enough," said Hall of Famer Tony Perez, a Marlins executive and native Cuban.
"A lot of people here have been hurt by Castro for more than 50 years," Perez added. "When something l...