Entries in Fidel Castro (4)


Ozzie Guillen Speaks About His Return To The Dugout

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen returned to the bench Tuesday night after serving a five-game suspension for comments he made to Time magazine in which he praised former Cuban President Fidel Castro.

“I don’t think I want to put myself in the same situation again with the community, with the Latino people,” Guillen said before their game against the Cubs. “I’m Latino, that’s the worst feeling ever.”

Guillen held a news conference last week, apologizing for his comments.

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Marlins Manager Guillen Returns to the Bench Tonight

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, who was suspended for five games after praising Cuban leader Fidel Castro, returns tonight when his team hosts the Chicago Cubs.

Guillen returned to the city during a Marlins road trip last week to apologize for his comments.

The Marlins, who revamped their roster over the offseason and opened a new ballpark this year, are off to a slow start in 2012, having won four of their first ten games.

There is a large Cuban-American population in Miami.

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Ozzie Guillen Suspended Five Games, Apologizes For Comments

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- For his comments made about former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has been suspended for five games without pay. He also spoke today at a news conference to clarify/apologize for the remarks he recently made.

In an interview with Time Magazine, Guillen said he admired and respected Castro for being in power for so long. This deeply upset Cubans living in the Miami area. Guillen later clarified saying that he in fact does not admire Castro, but was simply remarking on the length of time a man like Castro has managed to stay in power.

"Everybody in the world hates Fidel Castro, including myself," Guillen told reporters. "I was surprised that he's still in power. That's what I was trying to say to the journalist. And that's the first thing that came out of my mouth. I admit it. It was the wrong words."

A Cuban-American advocacy group in Miami, Vigilia Mambisa, has come out and said that they will boycott and protest against Guillen and the Marlins until the team fires him.

"I will do everything to make things be better," Guillen later added. "I'm willing to do everything in my power, in the Marlins power, to do everything I can to help this community."

Guillen is eligible to come back from his suspension and rejoin the team on Tuesday, April 17 against the Chicago Cubs.

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Guillen Returning To Miami To Apologize For Castro Comments

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is planning to hold a news conference in Miami Tuesday to apologize and answer questions for his comments he made to Time magazine in which he said he loves and respects former Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Guillen apologized over the weekend after the story came out.

“I know I hurt a lot of people and I’m going to make it clear, especially me,” Guillen said Monday. “I want to get that thing over with.”

A Cuban-American organization is planning to hold a demonstration at Miami’s new ballpark Tuesday.

The Marlins are currently in Philadelphia for a three-game series with the Phillies. The Marlins took the first game on Monday, 6-2. Game two is set for Wednesday.

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