Ozzie Guillen Heckled by Houston Astros Fans Dressed as Fidel Castro
Six Houston Astros fans showed up to a game on Tuesday night dressed as El Comandante
It's been one month since Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen infamously muttered his undying love for Fidel Castro. And even though Guillen apologized and the Marlins say the matter is done and dusted, the incident apparently remains pretty raw for the Marlins manager. Earlier this week, Guillen cussed out a journalist just for asking about it.
Apparently that reaction prompted a group of Houston Astros fans to don Fidel disguises and heckle Guillen on Tuesday. It didn't go well.
The C'Astros, as some have called the hecklers, showed up to Tuesday night's Marlins-Astros game in Houston wearing fake beards, revolutionary berets, and t-shirts reading "Welcome Comrade Ozzie."
According to the Facebook page of one of the hecklers, however, the six Fidelitos were eventually thrown out of the game for their antics.
"Made on tv in the fifth inning...then security gave us the big vamoose," Houston-based lawyer John Egbert wrote on Facebook.
Play-by-play commentators also noticed the hecklers. One laughingly said: "We will not root for an overthrow of Castro in this game." Cameras then cut to Ozzie before the announcer added: "When asked about that, he wasn't in a good mood."
Riptide has tried to get in touch with Egbert to hear more about the heckling and why he thinks they were removed from the stadium, but we haven't heard back yet. We'll update as soon as we do. The heckling incident appears to have been first reported by Yardbarker.com.
Maybe the hecklers did rattle the Marlins after all. Tuesday night's game was the only outing the team lost during a nine-game road trip.
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