Ozzie Guillen, as you may know, is in hot water over comments he made in a Time magazine story that were supportive of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Pretty insensitive on Guillen’s part, especially after you factor in the demographics of the city where he now makes his living. Guillen should have known better, but after all, he is Ozzie Guillen.
Guillen had the sense to apologize multiple times since the backlash started. He’ll also be flying back to Miami to issue a public apology during the Marlins’ day off Tuesday at Marlins Park, which, oh by the way, happens to be located in a neighborhood of Miami called Little Havana.
Citing the city’s large Cuban-American population, some local politicians have called on the Marlins to remove Guillen. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez thinks that Guillen would already be out of a job if he made these remarks before the Marlins moved into their swanky new home and were still trying to raise funding and support for it.