Five games into his tenure with the burberry handbags Miami Marlins, the outspoken manager Ozzie Guillen is facing withering criticism because of favorable comments he made about the former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
At least two local officials said Guillen should lose his job, Miami’s mayor urged “decisive action,” and the chairman of the Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus called for “punitive measures” against him. Hoping to quell the tumult, Guillen planned to leave the Marlins — they began a three-game series with a 6-2 win Monday in Philadelphia — and fly to Ray ban sunglasses Miami to apologize Tuesday at Marlins Park. (The Marlins and the Phillies have Tuesday off.)
“I know I hurt a lot of people,” Guillen said. “I want to get the thing over with.”
Guillen, who is from Venezuela, told Time magazine that he loved Castro and respected him for having stayed in power so long. Guillen apologized after the comments were published, but Cuban-Americans remain upset. It has become a problem for the Marlins, who opened their new ballpark last week in the Little Havana section of Miami and are Oakley sunglasses trying to rebuild their fan base with the help of South Florida’s large Cuban-American population.
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