Skip to comments.(Miami Marlins manager) Ozzie Guillen 'against' Fidel Castro
Posted on 04/08/2012 9:46:31 AM PDT by doug from upland
CINCINNATI -- Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen apologized Saturday for telling a magazine he loves Fidel Castro, two days after saying he gets drunk at the hotel bar after every game and has been doing so "for 25, 28 years. It doesn't change."
Guillen told Time magazine he loves Castro and respects him for staying in power so long. When Guillen read his comments Friday, he said he felt sick because he knew how people would react.
The Castro comment also prompted the team to issue a statement denouncing the Cuban dictator.
"There is nothing to respect about Fidel Castro. He is a brutal dictator who has caused unthinkable pain for more than 50 years. We live in a community filled with victims of this dictatorship, and the people in Cuba continue to suffer today." -- Marlins statement in response to an Ozzie Guillen magazine interview
Guillen called the team's beat writers for a closed-door meeting before his team's 8-3 win against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night and apologized.
"I will apologize if I hurt somebody's feelings, or I hurt somebody's thought," Guillen told the writers. "I want them to know I'm against everything 100 percent -- I repeat it again -- the way this man (been) treating people for the last 60 years."
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He hates Castro when he’s sober, and love him when he’s drunk.
Or, is it the other way around? Wait....
Judging by the kiss he planted on Hugo, he has no problem with Chavez..
Hope the Marlins enjoy Ozzie being Ozzie.
“I apologize if....”
The ubiquitous BS apology.
The “if” invalidates the “I apologize”.
This guy is obviously related to John Kerry (D) Viet Nam. They were both ‘for’ something before they were ‘against’ it.
PHUFF Please LOL!
I don’t believe his apology for a minute, send him back to Venezuela and let him suck up to Hugo—we don’t need him here, there are plenty of real American ex-ballplayers who could use a managing job.