Five Cubans Ozzie Guillen Should Praise at His Press Conference Today

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Here's one.

Poor Ozzie Guillen. Baseball season just got started and already the Miami Marlins skipper has inserted his foot in his mouth.

The controversial Venezuelan born manager had the audacity to praise Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an upcoming issue of Time magazine and all hell has broken loose in Miami's hardline exile community. Joe Martinez, the Miami-Dade County Commission chairman running for mayor, engaged in not-so-subtle demagoguery by demanding Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria fire Guillen. That prompted his opponent and sitting mayor, Carlos Gimenez, to call on Loria "to take decisive steps" to "bring the community together," forgetting that's his job. And Vigila Mambisa, the thuggish Cuban exile activist group from the Paleozoic era is going to protest Guillen at Marlins Park today.

So we wanted to help Ozzie get back in the good graces of El Exilio when he takes the podium later this afternoon. Here are five Cubans Guillen should praise when he apologizes for saying he loves and respects El Barbudo:


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5. Pepe Billete
Pipo, showing you're down with this muñeco will give you instant street cred on Flagler Street.

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4. Desi Arnaz
The most pimpatasical Cuban to flee from Fulgencio Batista, Arnaz conquered Hollywood and married one of the most famous white women in America, Lucille Ball.



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Neil's ghost
Neil's ghost

Tough talk from the exile community that so bravely ran away.

Carl Regan
Carl Regan

We no longer have a right, as Americans, to claim moral superiority. Our president has killed at least one citizen without a trial. Castro killed more of his own, but morality is not relative.Carl Regan

Hidden
Hidden

They are just as f'ed up as the country they floated from.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 How can those in the Cuban American community claim they support freedom of speech in Cuba when they don't support freedom of speech in the US?

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