Wow, this is awkward. I don't much care for Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, and it has absolutely nothing at all to do with his remarks about Fidel Castro. Personally, I could give two shits and a fuck about what any MLB manager, player, owner, mascot, et cetera thinks about world affairs. I don't care much for Guillen from his time as skipper of that other baseball team in Chicago, you know...the team that isn't my beloved Cubs. The one our President roots for, if memory serves correct.
Having said that, I find the concept of the Marlins suspending Guillen for five games in the wake of protests about the remarks from a interview with Time's website completely fucking ludicrous. Take this quote from the Miami Herald website's ongoing coverage:
“Ozzie is quick at the mouth; always has been,” said Andy Gomez, an assistant provost and senior fellow at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami. “He’s a great manager, but he should stick to something he knows.”
Exactly. The guy's a loudmouth, sure. He was, once again, outside of his wheelhouse when he made those remarks, so why the fuck is there so much protest over someone who apparently doesn't know what the fuck he's talking making a statement that plays right into that very notion? For a team to suspend him five games over this? Maybe appropriate, but I'm leaning toward reactionary on this one. What I want to know is, how many games is it for calling Bud Selig a shriveled-ass punk cocksucker?
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