The overreaction of the nation and the media about Ozzie Guillen’s comments expressing love and admiration for Fidel Castro is comical. Guillen hailed Castro for surviving a time in history where world leaders, including past Presidents of these United States made failed attempts on his life while ignoring the racial injustices in the land that they govern.
Guillen first expressed those sentiments in a 2008 interview with Chicago Sun Times columnist Rick Telander, Guillen also expressed how he did not agree with Castro’s political philosophy.
This was all baseball needed to put a muzzle on the fiery manager. Guillem’s post game profanity-laced, passion-driven press conferences will be a thing of the past only to be seen on YouTube – that guy will be silenced forever.
The media with the blessings of Major League Baseball will do its best in castrating Ozzie Guillen. It began yesterday with a public apology and over-the-top analysis of Guillen’s contrition in his speech as if slitting his wrists at the end of that presser would’ve made everything alright. Guillen spoke from the heart as he always has, nothing prepared in front of him - just a man and his words.
Guillen stated that once he returns from his five-game suspension he will no longer speak on political subjects. What the media has in store for Guillen is a whole new agenda, one that will make him their puppet now. While Guillen continues to manage full of remorse, the powers that be will be at the controls - in full manipulation mode for the silencing of Ozzie Guillen.
Sounds like a form of dictatorship to me.