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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ozzie Guillen Finds Out That "Freedom" Of Speech Has A Price

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This is nothing new, and you've heard it hundreds of
times before; "There is no such thing as a free "lunch",
and when it comes to freedom of speech I guess it
applies there as well. It is true however, ask a
veteran, or someone who ancestry descends from those
that where involved in the revolutionary or the
writing of the constitution, their is always a price.

Ozzie Guillen has been abusing this right for a very long
time now, and it's been chalked up to him sticking his
foot in his mouth or just "Ozzie being Ozzie". Well
this time the Cuban descendants that live in S Florida
want little to nothing to do with Ozzie's sort of BS.
What Ozzie said, may to some be blown out or proportion
or even misconstrued, but to those who have a personal
stake here, nothing could be further from the truth.
When it's your blood, and your sacrifice, it always
stings more, and that's what the Cuban descendants in
South Florida and across the country are feeling.

Ozzie Guillen did the right thing today, he offered a
heart felt apology that not only seemed sincere, but
authentic, and honest as well, but that may not be

He's also been suspended for FIVE games in a season
that isn't more than five games old, and has also given
bad publicity to a team that need badly to gain fan
support, and increase fan attendance in a stadium that
can't afford to fail. The Marlins tried to add a little
more latin flavor into their team this year with the
acquisition of Jose Reyes and the hiring of Guillen,
and though that may not have been their only goal, I'm
afraid all of this has backfired and will not help the
cause of their team.

With all that's at stake for the Marlins and Owner Jeffrey
Luria I can't see Ozzie surviving this. You can expect to
see him dismissed or resigning before the season is over,
no matter how sincere he is. So much for Ozzie being Ozzie.

Don't Believe In Plays, Believe In Players - Al Davis

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