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• The Miami Marlins announced yesterday that team manager Ozzie Guillen is being suspended without pay for five days, following his comments, published in Time that he admired Cuban dictator Fidel Castro for having stayed in power so long.

The suspension came just before Guillen apologized for his comments, saying that he understood that he had hurt the Latin community but had not meant to embrace Castro or his policies.

The Marlins have begun the year with a new name, new uniforms and new taxpayer-funded ballpark in the heart of Little Havana, making the comments by Guillen - who happens to be the club’s new manager - politically charged.
KC's View:
Ozzie Guillen said something stupid and insensitive?

Stop the presses.