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Ozzie Guillen’s Fan Club of 1
Having grown up in South Florida, & counting a handful of Cuban-Americans as some of my best friends dating back to high school, I think it’s safe to say that this controversy will forever haunt Guillen in the Miami market. Ozzie can stand in front of as many microphones as he wants, but I assure you that it will mean very little to that segment of the South Florida community. It is a very proud & passionate people, so while the retired hedge fund manager in Boca will forgive & forget Ozzie’s sentiment, the Cuban-Americans down there will always think of the Marlins manager as an untrustworthy buffoon, to put it mildly. There will be a presser at 10:30, held by Miami’s front office, to announce what action the club will take. My best guess? Maybe a 10-15 game suspension. Guillen will also have to commit to meet with leaders in the community, so that he has a better grasp as to why saying anything positive about Castro in Miami fuels so much disdain. Even then, I doubt Cuban-Americans will ever say the name of the manager of the Marlins, without the tone being one of complete disgust.

mlboffseason:

Ozzie Guillen’s Fan Club of 1

Having grown up in South Florida, & counting a handful of Cuban-Americans as some of my best friends dating back to high school, I think it’s safe to say that this controversy will forever haunt Guillen in the Miami market. Ozzie can stand in front of as many microphones as he wants, but I assure you that it will mean very little to that segment of the South Florida community. It is a very proud & passionate people, so while the retired hedge fund manager in Boca will forgive & forget Ozzie’s sentiment, the Cuban-Americans down there will always think of the Marlins manager as an untrustworthy buffoon, to put it mildly. There will be a presser at 10:30, held by Miami’s front office, to announce what action the club will take. My best guess? Maybe a 10-15 game suspension. Guillen will also have to commit to meet with leaders in the community, so that he has a better grasp as to why saying anything positive about Castro in Miami fuels so much disdain. Even then, I doubt Cuban-Americans will ever say the name of the manager of the Marlins, without the tone being one of complete disgust.

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June 16: On this day in 2001, Sam Jethroe died in Erie, Penn.
Jethroe, who played for the Cleveland Buckeyes — among other teams — in the Negro leagues, and for the Boston Braves (1950-52) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1954) in the majors, played three seasons in Cuba.
He played for Almendares in 1947-48 and 1948-49, leading the Cuban League in stolen bases both seasons with 22 and 32 steals, respectively, according to Who’s Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961. And his 1948-49 squad won the Cuban League pennant. He also played for Cienfuegos in 1954-55.
In the majors, Jethroe, at age 32, became the oldest rookie of the year when he won the award in 1950 with the Braves.

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June 16: On this day in 2001, Sam Jethroe died in Erie, Penn.

Jethroe, who played for the Cleveland Buckeyes — among other teams — in the Negro leagues, and for the Boston Braves (1950-52) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1954) in the majors, played three seasons in Cuba.

He played for Almendares in 1947-48 and 1948-49, leading the Cuban League in stolen bases both seasons with 22 and 32 steals, respectively, according to Who’s Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961. And his 1948-49 squad won the Cuban League pennant. He also played for Cienfuegos in 1954-55.

In the majors, Jethroe, at age 32, became the oldest rookie of the year when he won the award in 1950 with the Braves.

cubabeisbol
cubabeisbol:

Official program from the “American Series” of 1941, played at Cuba’s Stadium La Tropical. Between February and March, games were played between the Brooklyn Dodgers — who were holding spring training in Havana that year —New York Giants, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. In between those games, a Cuban team, with players such as Fermin Guerra, Roberto Ortiz, Gilberto Torres, Adrian Zabala and Luis Tiant Sr., played the Dodgers in five games, splitting four and tying one.

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Official program from the “American Series” of 1941, played at Cuba’s Stadium La Tropical. Between February and March, games were played between the Brooklyn Dodgers — who were holding spring training in Havana that year —New York Giants, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. In between those games, a Cuban team, with players such as Fermin Guerra, Roberto Ortiz, Gilberto Torres, Adrian Zabala and Luis Tiant Sr., played the Dodgers in five games, splitting four and tying one.