Miami Mayor on Marlins Park: “The residents of Miami were raped. Completely.”

Miami Marlins New LogoIf you have not read S.L Price‘s nine-page article in Sports Illustrated titled, “Art of the Deal Gone Wrong,” profiling Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and his ongoing public relations mess, you can check it out here.  Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and others had a few choice words for the embattled owner and the project.  Enjoy!

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4 responses to “Miami Mayor on Marlins Park: “The residents of Miami were raped. Completely.”

  1. Ed, you have a good point, but one of the selling points of the new ballpark was that it would allow the Marlins to spend more money on talent. Just because it didn’t work out in year one should be no reason to completely change course, if truly that was the philosophy Loria believed in. Loria sold the stadium to the public/government by telling them the building and then selling off of good teams would end, as Miami had been burned twice already by the dismantling of World Series teams. So one can’t blame the people of Miami for feeling a bit used. Of course, one COULD blame the powers that be in Miami for believing anything a team owner would say to get a new stadium.

  2. Miami unloaded lots of expensive contracts on a group of players who failed to deliver on the field. They fought the Mets for last place in their division last season. The Mets, Dodgers, Red Sox , Cubs, White Sox and Anaheim not LA Angels show the fallacy of huge bloated salaries for teams not making the playoffs . Like Cincy. Reds Miami is better off with young players and some losing years like Cincy. then the players will mature and Miami will rebound in the coming years.

    • edmulrenan@yahoo.com

      Spending lots of money on Free agents is NO indication that you will win anything. The Mets spent huge amounts of money on Santana and Pedro Martinez who were injured more than they played. The Dodgers, Angels Mets, Red Sox , Cubs and White Sox are examples of that. In the long run clubs like the Marlins, Mets and Reds are better off following the example of the small market St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards have lost players to free agency etc. yet have the most World Series in Baseball outside of the NYC Yankees. They were one game away from going to a second straight World series last season despite the losses of key players and their manager. Results not big contracts will bring back the fans as has happened with the Reds and the NY. Mets..j

  3. First Montreal, now Miami. Is there a way we could get Jeffrey Loria out of the baseball business?

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