The Marlins Have Fired Ozzie Guillen

The Marlins have fired manager Ozzie Guillen, reports everybody, after a hilarious 69-93 season that included a five-game suspension, a feud with his closer, and a premature reality-show cancellation, and fell short of everyone's expectations. The Marlins were apparently unaware of Guillen's body of work in Chicago.… » 10/23/12 4:05pm 10/23/12 4:05pm

The Marlins Ate $8 Million Worth Of Salary To Get Rid Of "Bitter…

The Miami Marlins traded Heath Bell away to the Arizona Diamondbacks—well, gave him away and promised to pay part of his salary, more than traded—and the Miami Herald dispatch announcing his departure made sure to give him a good kneecapping on the way out. » 10/21/12 4:10pm 10/21/12 4:10pm

Heath Bell Called Ozzie Guillen To Apologize, And Ozzie Accidentally…

Remember when the Marlins were a trendy playoff pick? New stadium, new manager, big payroll, etc. Maybe it's because the Red Sox exist, but people are forgetting just what an astonishing failure Miami's 2012 has been. » 9/25/12 7:10pm 9/25/12 7:10pm

Ozzie Guillen Thinks ESPN's Buster Olney Is "Full Of Shit"

Today ESPN's Buster Olney published this (Insider-only) post questioning whether the Marlins' not meeting attendance projections could be blamed on Ozzie Guillen (and not, say, the team's utterly disappointing performance this year). Olney even opened the door for Guillen to be fired after the season; after all, … » 9/14/12 11:27pm 9/14/12 11:27pm

Ozzie Guillen Went On A Truly Fantastic Twitter Rant In Which He…

Ozzie Guillen is back on Twitter, after three-and-a-half month sabbatical. Today he shared with the world his thoughts on Derek Jeter, Alex Cintron, football, and bullfighting, all in typical Ozzie fashion: » 9/13/12 7:45pm 9/13/12 7:45pm

Ozzie Guillen Is Back On Twitter And As Crazy As Ever

On May 17, the last time Ozzie Guillén composed a tweet before his 3.5 month hiatus, the Marlins were celebrating a new stadium, a largely new team, a new manager, and new trippy home run celebration sculpture. So it seemed logical that Guillen would quit Twitter to focus on managing the Marlins. At the time, they… » 9/08/12 3:20pm 9/08/12 3:20pm

Try To Look Surprised: Ozzie Guillen And Bryce Harper Have Beef

Ozzie Guillen is upset about something or other, bemused sources tell exhausted beat reporters. Also Bryce Harper did something with something and something something professional something something respect for the game. » 7/16/12 4:10pm 7/16/12 4:10pm

Ozzie Guillen May Wish To Avoid Taking Managerial Advice From Tinfoil…

Ever-profane Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen got himself into a bit of hot water Sunday as his gripes about Nats rookie Bryce Harper's bat drew the ire of home plate umpire Marty Foster. Foster told Guillen to shut his trap about what the Miami skipper felt was too much pine tar on Harper's stick, after which Guillen… » 7/16/12 9:00am 7/16/12 9:00am

Last Night's The Franchise: Miami Marlins Distilled Down To Its…

The Miami Marlins all-access curse-fest that is The Franchise premiered last night on Showtime, and the first episode made for enjoyable viewing (more enjoyable, at least, than the ESPY Awards, which it ran against). Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria bet the house on the 2012 season, hoping a new stadium, new geographic… » 7/12/12 4:10pm 7/12/12 4:10pm

Ozzie Guillen Tells Reporter To "Fucking Grow Up" For Asking About…

Shock of shocks, it appears as if Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen isn't feeling as contrite and apologetic as he was a month ago when he apologized profusely for making some controversial comments about Fidel Castro. Guillen was subsequently suspended, he made a heartfelt plea for forgiveness, and now he's told… » 5/08/12 4:40pm 5/08/12 4:40pm

First "Franchise" Footage Shows Ozzie Guillen Getting Suspended

Showtime released a brief, two-and-half-minute video to tease the second season of "The Franchise." The 30-minute premiere airs Saturday at 9 p.m., and if this clip is any indication, Showtime might pull in a few more subscriptions as a result. There's all the drama of building a new stadium, playing PS3 with new… » 4/20/12 12:55am 4/20/12 12:55am

Bristolmetrics: Fidel Castro Received As Many Mentions On SportsCenter

This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. Graphic by Jim Cooke. » 4/16/12 2:12pm 4/16/12 2:12pm

Ozzie Guillen Suspended For Comments On Fidel Castro

The Miami Marlins have suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for five games after an interview in Time in which Guillen made comments interpreted as pro-Castro. Guillen said he "love[s] Fidel Castro…I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that… » 4/10/12 11:05am 4/10/12 11:05am

Ozzie Guillen Said Something Crazy About Fidel Castro

Ozzie Guillén said he loved Fidel Castro. Can you believe it? Guillén said he respects Fidel Castro. Are you hearing this? In Miami, with a large demographic of people who have fled Cuba to get away from Castro, people are losing their shit. Or, at least, we are being told that people are losing their shit. I have no… » 4/08/12 9:13am 4/08/12 9:13am

Ozzie Guillen Has Some Refreshing Opinions About The NBA

While he waits for the Miami Marlins to report to spring training, new manager Ozzie Guillen still has some time to take to Twitter to discuss the NBA. For instance, he is tired of hearing the constant criticism of LeBron James: » 2/09/12 4:34pm 2/09/12 4:34pm

Ozzie Guillen Will Appear On Baseball Tonight Throughout The World…

It dawns on me that we could play a game with two tentpoles of recent Chicago White Sox squads. We'll call the game "Guillen OR Pierzynski." Said the White Sox drink rally beer during games to get themselves going? (Pierzynski.) Went on a profane tirade after the White Sox lost to Bruce fucking Chen? (Guillen.) Got… » 10/17/11 1:05pm 10/17/11 1:05pm

The White Sox Could Have Had A Player-Manager. Damn, So Close.

Robin Ventura was formally introduced as the new White Sox manager today, a move that few people saw coming. But in a move that even fewer people saw not-coming, which they shouldn't have because it didn't happen, the ChiSox braintrust "considered" naming Paul Konerko a player-manager, the first in baseball in 26… » 10/11/11 3:30pm 10/11/11 3:30pm

Ozzie Guillen Says The White Sox Should Fire Him, Because He "Had A…

This was a part of a droll press conference, in which Ozzie also said that the Marlins should be interested in him, because, "fuck it, they should be, I'm bad." » 9/26/11 7:45pm 9/26/11 7:45pm