When the Miami Marlins hired Ozzie Guillen as their newest manager, the organization had to expect things like this to happen at some point . In a recent Time Magazine interview, Ozzie made some regrettable comments: “I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that motherf***** is still here.” When Guillen's words were heard by the heavily populated Cuban community of Miami, they did not bode over well with the people. So, as the Marlins manager has grown accustomed to doing, he issued an apology stating:
“I am sure I’m against (the way) he thinks, the way he treats people and way he treats his country for a long time,” Guillen said, according to the Palm Beach Post. “I’m against that 100 percent. I’m not crazy or stupid or ignorant to say I love somebody. He not just hurt Cuban people he hurt a lot of people counting Venezuelans. “Whoever got hurt or misunderstood or (took it) the way he wants to take it, I will apologize. I will apologize if I hurt somebody's feelings. I am against everything, 100 percent, why this man has been treating people for the last 60 years. “I said I respect this man because … I respect Obama, I respect Chavez because I always respect people. Meanwhile I disagree 100 percent what this is doing to the country.”
Then, after that controversial statement, Ozzie was back to his old trick again. This time, the Marlins manager confessed to the reporters earlier in the week that he likes to stay his hotel room during away games and get wasted.
“Get drunk and go to sleep.” I’ve got my routine. Game’s over, stay in the lobby of the hotel, the hotel bar, get drunk and go to sleep,” Ozzie said. I get drunk because I’m happy because we won or get drunk because I’m very sad and disturbed because we lose. Same routine. for 25, 28 years. It hasn’t changed. I don’t like to go out.”
When the media asked if he wanted to do the usual, you know, retracting his statement, Guillen took a different stance. “No. Why do I have to lie?” he said. “I never get in trouble. I’m never going to leave the hotel. Nobody can call my wife and say we saw Ozzie in this bar or this place.” Seriously, will this guy ever learn from his verbal mistakes in the past?
[via Larry Brown Sports; Off The Bench]