Found April 15, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
Ozzie Guillen is having a hard time watching the Miami Marlins from afar. Looking to bounce back from a late collapse in their last game, the Marlins play their final contest without their manager Sunday against the visiting Houston Astros. Serving a five-game suspension for his comments about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Guillen told interim Miami manager Joey Cora that he suffered a headache while watching the Marlins (3-6) beat Houston 5-4 in 11 innings on Friday, Florida's first win in its new ballpark. "He wants to be here badly," Cora said of Guillen, who will return for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Guillen might have been ready to pull out his hair Saturday if he watched the Marlins blow a three-run ninth-inning lead and lose 5-4 to the Astros. Carlos Lee drove in the tying run with a two-out single off struggling Miami closer Heath Bell, and an error by left fielder Logan Morrison allowed the go-ahead run to score as the Astros (4-4) sn...

Miami faces Astros in first full series at home

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...

Guillen returns from suspension Tuesday

Miami Marlins broadcaster Cookie Rojas is a baseball lifer who has seen Ozzie Guillen backpedal before from outlandish statements that provoked outrage. Rojas says last week's emotional apology by Guillen was different, because the manager was sincerely contrite and deserves to be forgiven. Although the Havana-born Rojas is ready to move on, other Cuban-Americans may not be...

4-16-2012: Ozzie Guillen is Back, Dwayne Schintzius is Gone and More!

Sometimes doing a radio show is a lot of fun and other times it can be sad, tonight was both. Yesterday, at the age of 43, ex-NBAer and former University of Florida star Dwayne Schintzius passed away from respiratory failure at the age of 43. At 7 foot 2, Schintzius was certainly a larger than life figure and that translated on and off the court. George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel...

Ozzie, You’ve Got Some ‘Splaining to do

On Tuesday, the Miami Marlins suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for comments he made to Time magazine concerning Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. "I love Fidel Castro", Guillen said. The reasoning behind Guillen's statement was that so many have wanted to kill Castro over the years and yet, the Cuban dictator has managed to stay in power for more than half a

Ozzie Guillen Has No Tact

That’s about the politest way to put it. In 2006, while manager of the Chicago White Sox, Guillen employed an anti-gay slur in reference to then Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Jay Mariotti. Grant it, there are a lot of reasons to have at it with Jay Mariotti. Nonetheless, when you represent a brand, this isn’t an option. Guillen promptly issued an apology to the gay community...

Guillen: Watching team hurts my head

Watching the Miami Marlins from afar makes Ozzie Guillen's head hurt.

The Deep Slant with Mike Ferguson (Week of April 7-13)

I've decided to begin a new segment where I give my perspective on the week that was in sports. I hope to continue this for weeks to come. Sit back and enjoy! Ozzie the Commie? Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games for his comments to Time magazine concerning Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Guillen claimed that he

Miami ready to forgive Ozzie?

Ozzie Guillen? Fidel Castro? Controversy? What controversy? Guillen has served his five-game suspension and will return to the Miami Marlins' dugout for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. And the Marlins would have you believe the maelstrom itself is about to fade away. In his first extensive public remarks since Guillen's suspension, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria...

Picture Perfect: Marlins Ballpark PERMANENTLY CLOSED

So I was thinking, why don’t I go and catch a Marlins game. The Astros are in town tonight. You know, new ball park, new manager (suspended), new unis, a home run sculpture that looks like an ant hill. How do I get there? Well, that is why I have an iPhone. Siri can find anything, right?  Well, my lovely assistant found the new home of the Fish. Turns out the shiny new ballpark...

Bikinis serve greater purpose at Games

The most eye-opening thing I've read online this week didn't involve Ozzie Guillen, Bobby Petrino or Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars. It was about the American media's fascination with and coverage devoted to women's bodies. And it was written by . . . Ashley Judd. Yes, Ashley Judd. In this revealing column written for The Daily Beast , the actress...

Ozzie returns as JJ, Marlins face Chicago

Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Miami Marlins take on the Chicago Cubs. 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...

First Week Ramblings

Here we are a couple of weeks into the season (depends if you count those weird Mariners A’s games in Japan) and there is no clear cut leader.A lot of big bats haven’t gotten hot yet and a few smaller bats have (Emilo Bonifacio and his .421 avg).  Two weeks into the season and Ozzie Guillen is already serving a suspension for his comments about Fidel Castro.ESPN already thinks...

Cubs-Marlins Preview

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...
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