Marlins Manager Suspended for Castro Comment
MIAMI (AP) - Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen will return to Miami from Philadelphia to apologize again for a remark he made about Fidel Castro that has angered Cuban Americans, with at least two local officials saying he should lose his job.
He was suspended for five games as a result of the comment.
There was also a backlash at the state level. The chairman of the Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus called for "punitive measures" against Guillen.
Five games into his tenure as Marlins manager, Guillen plans to apologize Tuesday at Marlins Park. The Marlins and Phillies are off Tuesday before their series in Philadelphia resumes Wednesday.
Guillen, a Venezuelan, told Time magazine he loves Castro and respects the Cuban dictator for staying in power so long.
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