Guillen: Watching team from afar gave him headache

By Steven Wine

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, April 14 2012 4:40 p.m. MDT

Miami Marlins bench coach Joey Cora hits to fielders before a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Miami. Cora is the interim manager while manager Ozzie Guillen serves a five-game suspension for comments he made expressing his admiration for Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Lynne Sladky, Associated Press

MIAMI — Watching the Miami Marlins from afar makes Ozzie Guillen's head hurt.

In the wake of the Marlins' first win in their new ballpark, interim manager Joey Cora said Saturday he talked afterward to Guillen, who is serving a five-game suspension and wasn't at the game.

According to Cora, Guillen said he got a headache watching and has found it tough to be away from his team.

Guillen was suspended by team management five games into his tenure with the Marlins after his praise of Fidel Castro in a magazine interview angered many Cuban Americans in South Florida. He apologized repeatedly during an emotional news conference this week.

The Marlins' victory Friday over Houston was their first in three games since Guillen was suspended.

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