Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ozzie Guillen Suspension: Who Loses Most?

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Ozzie Guillen Suspension: Who Loses Most?

April 10th, 2012, and Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is suspended for 5 games by his team for saying he admires Fidel Castro.  The suspension raises some issues.  Should athletes be able to say what they want?  What about free speech?

Ozzie Guillen was a successful player and has been, arguably, a more successful manager.  He played throughout my youth and was known for his defense more than anything.  He was however, named to the all-star game a few time.  He began managing shortly after his playing career ended.  He won two World Series’, the first as a coach for the Marlins and the second as the manager of the Chicago White Sox.  The title with the White Sox, in 2005, was the first for the club since 1917 and for many on the South Side of Chicago the man is a hero.  Recently he had signed on to manage the Miami Marlins and become the new ‘face’ of the organization.  They have just built a new ballpark in the city, revamped their uniforms and spent tons on new player acquisitions and wanted Guillen to help guide them in their new era. Read the rest of this entry

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A Few Words With Daniel Castillo

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A Few Words With Daniel Castillo

Daniel Castillo is a pitcher for the Prairie View A&M Panthers baseball team.  He is in his senior year and will be graduating this year.  He is one of the closers on the team, the pitcher who finishes out the game.  I’ve known him all his life as he happens to be my brother.  I wanted to ask him about playing sports at the university level since the rest of the world doesn’t really have this same system and I think some people will find it interesting.  Also, he’s my brother, and our mom made me. Read the rest of this entry