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Tue October 23, 2012
Miami Marlins Manager Fired
Ozzie Guillen, the embattled Miami Marlins manager, has been fired.
According to The Miami Herald, the Marlins released this statement:
“After careful consideration following the disappointment of the 2012 season, we decided to dismiss Ozzie,” said Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest in a prepared statement. “Our managerial search begins immediately and our hope is that a new manager, along with roster improvements, will restore a winning culture.”
The Herald also reports that "the Marlins went 69-93 last season and finished in last place in the National League East."
Early on in Guillen's stint here in Miami he was embroiled in a hefty scandal. During an interview, Guillen made pro-Fidel Castro remarks, even though a large part of the Marlins supporters are anti-Castro Cubans.
Guillen had to make a public apology for the remarks. However, many anti-Castro Miami Cubans had demanded that Guillen be fired for his comments.
You can watch that apology below: