Miami manager Guillen returns to dugout after 5-game suspension
Manager Ozzie Guillen of the Marlins looks on during a game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami on Tuesday.
April 18th, 2012
01:05 AM ET

Miami manager Guillen returns to dugout after 5-game suspension

Manager Ozzie Guillen was back in the dugout Tuesday night after serving a five-game suspension imposed by the Miami Marlins for his comments praising former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and angering the city's sizable Cuban-American population.

"It's been a tough couple of days, you know what I mean?" Guillen, in his first season as Marlins manager, told reporters before a game against the Chicago Cubs.

"I feel proud of the players and the coaching staff because they play well - we wish they'd won a couple more games, but they ... went after their job very good, the way I thought they were gonna go about their business, and there's no one more excited than me to be back with them."

In an interview with Time magazine earlier this month, Guillen said, "I love Fidel Castro," adding, "You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that (expletive) is still there."

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  1. 323

    Ozzie is great. I'm glad he's back. Win or lose, with Ozzie around, Marlins fans will never be bored!

    April 18, 2012 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy© can't sleep

      Oh, I agree.
      Ozzie gave us many years of fractured press conference fun when he was with the White Sox.
      That, and the WS trophy.

      So much ado about nothing.

      April 18, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. 3rd to post

    I love fidel castro

    April 18, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Fidel Castro

    He is the greatest manager in all of Cuba.

    April 18, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. ♚Mmmmm♛

    so violated the man's freedom of speech...!

    April 18, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    I hope says the same comment again. He should not get suspended for that.

    April 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. apalled

    Strange how freedom of speech works. One should think before speaking.

    April 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |