Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Why did the Miami Marlins fire Ozzie Guillen in 2012?

Ozzie Guillén recently made headlines after the Tiburones de La Guaria emerged as Caribbean Series champions. However, the Venezuelan also recalled to the media why he was fired in 2012 by the Miami Marlins, a fact that is a real scandal.

It all started when the former manager of the MLB team said that he admired Fidel Castro, who was considered a dictator in many countries, including the United States. After his statements, he was suspended and quickly apologized “on my knees and with my heart in my hand.”

Larry Beinfest, who served as president of football operations for the Marlins, said at the time: “It’s not positive for the team, it’s not positive for Ozzie” and I added: “It’s a disappointment, there’s no doubt about that.”

Some time later came the dismissal, which Guillén now acknowledged in front of the press: “They fired me because of my badness, not because of the comment I made and where I continue to live”. He also remembers: “The Marlins team is a bad one. “They changed everything in June, July … I already know what’s coming.”

“I’m not someone who brings things up from the past. The world is changing. I have nothing against the Marlins or their people. They told me they fired me because of a comment I allegedly made. They kicked me out because of my badness. Because of bad direction. This is the truth”the former player continues to speak about what happened more than ten years ago.

The man born in Ocumare del Tuy also clarified that he has no bad memories of Miami, and that in fact he will return every time he can share with friends. The only time he regrets being involved in that city “They kicked me out and I left through the back door.”he detailed.

Despite what he experienced, the Venezuelan did not close the doors to return to Major League Baseball, although he explained: “They should put a few million dollars in front of me”. In any case, he said: “I’m not looking forward to directing in the Major Leagues. That doesn’t keep me up at night.”

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