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As Ozzie Guillen tried to explain his way out of another mess he created with his mouth, Chicago's new manager felt compassion for his predecessor.
Robin Ventura watched and wished the best for Guillen.
''It's a tough day for him,'' Ventura said Tuesday, hours after Guillen apologized in South Florida for comments lauding Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, remarks that led some to call for his firing. ''He's a friend, so it was not easy to watch. He looked sincere and meant it.''
Ventura was Guillen's teammate for eight seasons in Chicago. This year, he replaced the outspoken manager, who led the White Sox to a World Series title in 2005 before leaving them after eight stormy seasons during which Guillen often made headlines with outrageous remarks.
Most of Chicago's players declined to talk about Guillen's situation.
One willing to talk was infielder Gordon Beckham, who said most White Sox players believe Guillen's true fee...
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Prior to the skipper's news conference, the team announced that Ozzie Guillen has been suspended five games for his comments about Fidel Castro.
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen's comments professing admiration for Fidel Castro caused a bigger uproar than if the Miami baseball team had spent the entire season in last place.
In the U.S. city with the biggest Cuban-American population, Cuban exiles and politicians decried his remarks. Soon afterward, the Venezuelan manager issued a tearful, public apology. He has been suspended...
Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is probably regretting recent statements he made to Time magazine as he’s been suspended for five games by the MLB club for singing the praises of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Quotes attributed to Guillen were published on the popular magazine’s website on Apr 6 in which he praised Castro for his longevity.
The Miami Marlins suspended manager Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday for five games for comments he made about Cuban leader Fidel Castro that appeared in a Time magazine article."I respect Fidel Castro," Guillen said in the article. "You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that [expletive] is still here."The Venezuelan...
Ozzie Guillen tried to clear the air and do a little damage control on Tuesday morning in wake of his controversial comments about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The Miami Marlins manager delivered what appeared to be a heartfelt, hour-long apology at Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday morning. He apologized over and over again and pledged to work alongside the Cuban community going...
In light of his comments about Fidel Castro (of which opinions have varied about how disgusting they were, but all falling on that side of the spectrum), the Miami Marlins have suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for five games, effective starting with tomorrow's game against the Phillies. Guillen will miss the remaining two games against the Phillies, along with the first full series...
The official fallout from Ozzie Guillen’s expression of love for former Cuban President Fidel Castro has begun.
The Miami Marlins have suspended Guillen for five games, without pay.
That may not be good enough, though. Fans and members of the Latino community in Miami are calling for him to be fired.
Here is the controversial excerpt from the TIME Magazine interview...
For all of you who couldn't understand Ozzie Guillen's press conference earlier today here's what he said (video here):
“I'm here because I hurt a community, I didn't want to do it, but I did it. Not only all the Cuban people around the world or living in Cuba, but the entire Latin American community. People from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and if I forget...