Do you know what the biggest surprise in Miami sports was in June and it wasn’t the Miami Heat repeating as champions? It was the Miami Marlins having the one of the best records for the month of June in baseball. You read that right, the Marlins were actually winning. I’m sure most people except close friends, if he has any, and family of Jeffrey Loria forgot the Marlins were still playing here in Miami. Mimes have been making more noise than the Marlins have been but things are slowly, starting to turn around, but lets not get ahead of ourselves its Loria we’re talking about. The most volatile, loathed and hated owner in Miami sports history. Read the rest of this entry »
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We need a petition to get started. Jeffrey Loria needs a Twitter account. What better way to interact with the handful of fans the team has left going to the good old ballpark to watch the Marlins play? Read the rest of this entry »
The day has finally come, Opening Day for the Marlins at Marlins Park. I know you’re all super excited. For weeks now your joy has been so overwhelming that the Miami Marlins had to enlist the help of GroupOn, again, to get those ticket sales roaring. The feedback has been so positive that Marlins thief, I mean owner, Jeffrey Loria has been patting himself on his back for bringing the fans back with his offseason message of “Get over it” or basically saying he’ll get his money either way so kiss his art dealing ass.
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Dear Jeffrey Loria,
I know it’s been about over a month since you so genuinely expressed your views with us in an ad in the major papers across South Florida and I thought I would reply in kind to your gesture. I appreciate your forthrightness as well as your dishonesty, I mean honesty. I also thought it was so thoughtful of you by taking the time out of your busy schedule demolishing the Marlins as a team and organization to tell all of us that the media is wrong and you were right. I mean how can anyone think less of you? You did single handily screw over the crooked politicians of the city of Miami. No small feat that is for certain. Read the rest of this entry »
Let the record show that Loria received a publicly funded brand new stadium, acquired big name players one year, got us all excited that we would contend for years to come and then had the dreaded fire sale shipping everyone off and now he sits in position to profit financially while we are saddled with a triple A team. One of those prized free agents signed a year ago shortstop Jose Reyes said the owner told him to buy a house in Miami – and two days later traded him.
Furthermore Loria sent workhorse pitcher Mark Burhle to Toronto of all places knowing his pet pit bulls aren’t allowed there. So the Burhle family will live in Chicago this season while Mark plays in Toronto. That Loria has a heart of gold doesn’t he ? Loria’s mistakes and poor baseball decisions saddled him with a hefty payroll but he never blamed himself. He blamed the under performing players that drew over 2.2 million fans to Marlins Park a year ago. Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez, the aforementioned Burle and Reyes are all gone. Good luck even sniffing 2 million fans this year Mr Loria. Nice gesture with the letter but this Marlin fanbase has been burned by this regime before. Fool me once shame on you, fool me…..oh, nevermind.
These videos are becoming the standard for when people have made it. Someone in this video studio deep in the heart of Taiwan has made a mockery of everything from the General Petraeus situation, to the Lakers coaching change, to President Obama’s election win.
Here’s the latest installment video, this one about the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jay trade situation.
The Miami Marlins started this year with so much excitement. A new stadium. A new Manager. Featured on Showtime’s the Franchise. New pieces that were supposed to take this team back to the playoffs or even the World Series.
And then the bottom fell out. And the bottom hasn’t been closed yet.
Earlier this week Marlins closer Heath Bell, who’s had a horrible season, called out Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen for being someone that was “hard to respect”. A day later, Bell tried to retract some of his statements and say that he was taken out of context.
That’s the goto move when you put your foot in your mouth.
Wednesday comes and it’s Ozzie Guillen’s turn to talk. And Bell’s team mates, who side with Ozzie, made sure that Heath was able to hear everything Ozzie said on his radio show.
As Bell sat in front of his locker before Tuesday’s game in Atlanta, unidentified teammates cranked the volume on Guillen’s weekly radio call-in show on 790-The Ticket and listened to their manager answer questions about the controversy.
Asked if he still respected Bell, Guillen replied, “As a player, yes. As a guy, I don’t know.”
Guillen also said that Bell had a habit of throwing others under the bus.
“I am the No. 10 guy he’s talked about this year,” Guillen said in answer to another question. “This kid has been saying so many things all year about a lot of people. It was my turn this week.”
via Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald
Bell went on to say that he knows he’s pretty muched lost the respect of his team mates, and will not talk about this topic anymore this year.
Bell’s contract is through the 2014 season, but there’s no doubt that he may be gone way before then.
Oh how the good times that the Miami Marlins promised South Florida have went down the drain.
After a nice sized spending spree in the summer, a controversial statement by their manager to start off the season, a great month followed by a few horrible months..Showtime has decided that they’ve had enough.
“There was an option to do more but given the state of our season, it was decided that the original 8 would suffice.”
And with those words sent in via text by club president David Samson, the Marlins “season” on the cable show giving people on all access look at the team is over.
Maybe if the team hadn’t shipped off a few of their bigger contract players to save some money, Showtime would have just grinded it out for one more week. But enough was enough.
Personally I never watched because a.) I don’t have showtime and b.) the Marlins don’t interest me enough to make me add it to my cable package.
You figured it was only a matter of time. The on again, off again love triangle with Hanley Ramirez, the fans and the Marlins management has been ice cold for awhile, kind of like the way he’s been playing.
The LA Times reported that HR (and that doesn’t stand for home runs) is headed west.
The Dodgers made one of the most significant and stunning trades in the history of their franchise late Tuesday, acquiring three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been formally announced.
There’s nothing I hate to see more than wasted talent and potential. And for whatever reason(s), after have a stellar rookie year and winning the batting title in 2009, Hanley just hasn’t been the same. Too many run ins with managers. Inconsistent play. Immaturity.
Maybe a change in scenery is what he needed.