If this doesn't qualify the Florida Marlins ownership as douchebags of the century, nothing will: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...nancials082410
They should be stripped of their ownership and that ownership should be given to the city of Miami. Then Lauria and his cast of clowns should be sued until all they have left is their shit stained skivvies. It's bad enough that Lauria destroyed the Montreal Expos, now he's destroying the Marlins as well.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