Marlins Fire Ozzie Guillen After One Season, See His Defiant Tweet
The Miami Marlins fired manager Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday. Only one season into a four year contract, Guillen was a massive disappointment in his one year in South Beach, not to mention offensive as well.
Guillen, known for his combative nature, made distasteful comments about Fidel Castro back in April. He praised the Cuban communist and former President of Cuba. Miami, who has a large Cuban population, detested Guillen’s narrative, threatening to boycott Marlin games until he was fired.
As it turned out, there wasn’t much worth watching this season anyway. Despite doubling the payroll, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria didn’t see the results he was hoping for on the field. Miami stumbled to a last place finish in the NL East at 69-93.
Ozzie is outspoken, and took to twitter today to express his feelings about being fired.
Guillen tweeted the following today: “im fine with the people that i love with my head held up high real high.”
Not a bad quote, but also not unexpected. Guillen has prided himself on doing things his way, and to hell with any other way. Despite being a giant disappointment in one season with the Marlins, Ozzie can leave a failed job with his head help up high…real high.
Maybe that’s because the Marlins still owe him $7.5 million for the three years left on his contract.