In the United States of America, do we enjoy the right to free speech? Notwithstanding whether Ozzie Guillen was unwise or tactless to open his trap in the first place, this has gone well beyond both the state line and the foul lines.
Although Guillen's comments could be considered inappropriate and were disrespectful to those who endured Castro's regime, the First Amendment is all-inclusive. Guillen, along with every U.S. citizen, is entitled to his own opinion.
Guillen's insensitive comments and the subsequent explosive reaction from Cuban-Americans have exposed a raw, painful vein in the U.S. Hispanic experience. And such a vein should not be dismissed or ignored.
Ozzie Guillen says lots of stuff. Unfortunately Guillen stepped on a hornet's nest when he praised Castro. It's always dicey when sports collides with the real world. Can we all agree, that at the very least, Guillen's "crime" was extreme insensitivity?
This one didn't make the Masters telecast. A 40-year-old Masters "patron" was arrested for trying to steal sand from one of the sand traps. Police said he was drinking heavily at the time, and failed to get any sand into his cup.