Ozzie Guillen Takes to Twitter After Marlins Dismissal

Guillen was fired after one season with the team

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012  |  Updated 8:56 AM CDT
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Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen looks on during a game against the University of Miami Hurricanes at Marlins Park on March 6, 2012 in Miami, Florida.

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Outspoken former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to Twitter after the Miami Marlins fired him Tuesday, one season into his Flordia tenure.

"Thanks to my family and great friends for there support my kids mi wife and all my boys," Guillen wrote in a string of tweets. "To the fans that support me and for those who are happy as well my love and respect to you as well."

The Marlins finished the season last in the NL East after Guillen left Chicago's South Side team last year following an eight-year run and 2005 World Series win.

It was a difficult season to say the least.

GQ Magazine in May named Guillen one of the worst coaches in sports, and the Marlins manager temporarily signed off Twitter after controversially voicing his admiration for Fidel Castro in April. Guillen’s comment caused international outrage, resulting in a five-game suspension.

The Marlins reportedly owe Guillen $7.5 million under his contract.

"In life there are worst things and i have experinced them i have lived through bad moments and i will get through this with support," Guillen Tweeted.

"Better things will come or worst things but they will come. Thanks a lot for the support in this difficult time but not the worst."
 

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