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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Yes but I dont think anyone should lose their job over saying something as stupid (and petty) as what he said.
    Then you don't understand the gravity of the situation. The Marlins are marketing themselves heavily in the Hispanic community which is more heavily Cuban. Expatriates who left because of Castro. They just opened a new stadium and need fans to show up considering they couldn't draw flies at Dolphins Stadium if they covered the seats in sugar and honey. They don't need their manager singing the praises of the man who forced these people to leave their homeland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Selective indignation.
    Uh, no. The 1st Amendment does not grant us countenance to run around saying anything we want with no possibility of penalty. The 1st amendment was designed to protect us from being silenced if we speak out against the government, it wasn't designed to give us the ability to act like total asshats. Want proof? Threats against the president, even if you don't mean it, gets you arrested. Also, the Marlins are a private organization who can have whatever rules they want, plain and simple. Don't like it, go manage somewhere else.
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    Selective indignation.
    I think what he means is that there were probably folks, maybe members of this board, that laughed at and thought nothing should happen to John Rocker when he went on his tirade a few years back.

    I could be mistaken though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    I think what he means is that there were probably folks, maybe members of this board, that laughed at and thought nothing should happen to John Rocker when he went on his tirade a few years back.

    I could be mistaken though.
    But Rocker was also censured. The difference is, though, is that Rocker's statements didn't alienate the Braves' fanbase. Guillen's did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    The difference is, though, is that Rocker's statements didn't alienate the Braves' fanbase. Guillen's did.
    So you would give Guillen a pass if he managed the Minnesota Twins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    So you would give Guillen a pass if he managed the Minnesota Twins?
    That would be the choice of the Minnesota Twins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    That would be the choice of the Minnesota Twins.
    OK, so if the Twins did nothing then it's not about outrage about what he said but outrage that what he said might not sell tickets.
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    It was a Marlins management bidniz decision.
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