Thread: The Florida Marlins: Oy
#1 The Florida Marlins: Oy08-25-2010, 02:41 PM
If this doesn't qualify the Florida Marlins ownership as douchebags of the century, nothing will: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...nancials082410
A look at the leak of the Marlins’ financial information to Deadspin confirmed the long-held belief that the team takes a healthy chunk of MLB-distributed money for profit. Owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson for years have contended the Marlins break even financially, the centerpiece fiscal argument that resulted in local governments gifting them a new stadium that will cost generations of taxpayers an estimated $2.4 billion. They said they had no money to do it alone and intimated they would have to move the team without public assistance.
In fact, documents show, the Marlins could have paid for a significant amount of the new stadium’s construction themselves and still turned an annual operating profit. Instead, they cried poor to con feckless politicians that sold out their constituents
Last edited by NJCardFan; 08-25-2010 at 02:48 PM.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
08-25-2010, 06:33 PM
I've never been a fan of public money used to pay for arenas and stadiums.2009 CU Pro Football Pick'em Champ
08-25-2010, 07:21 PMThe Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
08-25-2010, 11:13 PM
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makes you wonder why he got approved for ownership since he ran his old team into the ground.
I'm just glad that Selig's idiot daughter no longer owns the Brewers
08-25-2010, 11:46 PMThe Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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