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    Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    Marlins' Ozzie Guillen backtracks on 'love' of Castro

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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    You know, the way that Miami is trying to appeal to their Hispanic and particularly their Cuban fan-base, it isn't entirely unreasonable that Guillen could be fired over these remarks. I doubt it would happen, but if it turns off fans to the team after they took great pains to build the park where they built it, and bring in Hispanic and cuban players and coaches, Guillen expressing man-love for Castro could very easily undermine the club's credibility.
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    He is SUCH AN IDIOT...Not an entertaining one (to me) but simply just a FOOL.
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    To a lot of the Cuban expatriates down in South Florida, this comment is probably close to the same level as Marge Schott's infamous remarks about Hitler being good "in the beginning."
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    They are already Cuban American groups boycotting the Marlins and calling for Guillen to be fired.

    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/C...600455.html?dr

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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    He may have really done himself in this time. He's probably come to think that he can say whatever he wants whenever he wants since he's been making ridiculous comments his entire career, but there are still some lines you can't cross.

    This would offend people in almost any American city, but Miami? Seriously Ozzie?!? What a stupid, stupid man he is.
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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    Ozzie was already in hot water with Venezuelan "exiles" here in S. Florida for his comments on Chavez.
    That may not be an issue for much longer however.
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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    The Miami Jets are going to be a fun trainwreck to keep an eye on this year....

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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    I think he should be fired immediately. I can't believe how incredibly stupid this guy can be. Or maybe he has always gotten just a slap on the wrist before and people overlooked other things.
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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    Guillen is flying back to Miami in the middle of the Marlins road trip to hold a press conference tomorrow to try to get out of this mess he created:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/77...astro-comments

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    What is it, exactly, that this guy is supposed to be adding to major league teams when he manages them? For years, all I've been able to see is utter incompetence. Whatever you think about Castro, you've just got to know that this is not something you can say as the manager of the Miami Marlins. Unbelievable.
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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    Venzuelans and Cubans are two powerful groups in South Florida with high baseball interest and high disposable income with a large power base in Miami-Dade and upscale South Broward areas like Weston and Davie. Most of whom came to South Florida to avoid the repression from comrades Hugo and Fidel. Now Ozzie has managed to deeply offend both groups by the middle of his first weekend series.

    Ozzie's comment is so idiotic it almost defies description - even by Guillen standards. This is just somewhere you don't want to go down here in SoFla and something that no local public figure should say to the press. The marlins are in an interesting dilemma on this one. Also the Cuban County Commissioners were the ones that made all the difference on the stadium vote a few months back. Remember the new Marlins Park sits in Little Havana...

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    They need to vet the next manager's politics first.
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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    They hired Ozzie Guillen. What exactly did they expect?

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    Re: Ozzie opens mouth, inserts foot.

    Anyone who isn't brain dead knows there are certain people you cannot admire in any way and certain topics you best not broach if you are in the public eye. How hard is it not to make an idiotic statement like that? Evidently for Ozzie its plenty difficult.


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