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Not sure how credible deadspin is, exactly, but take it for what it's worth...

 

http://deadspin.com/5891292/

 

Marlins President Calls Miamians Stupid, Jose Reyes Greedy

 

By Barry Petchesky

 

 

If you know anything about the sweetheart deal the city gave the Marlins to build a new stadium, you know team president David Samson basically bent Miami over a pinball machine and had his way with it. But he's far from done with the humiliation—with his remarks to a gathering of local business leaders yesterday, Samson essentially tossed Miami five bucks for cab fare and told it to clean itself up.

"I don't have to hold back now that the stadium is built," Samson told the Beacon Council, adding "we're not the smartest people in Miami. If you're in this room, you're instantly in the top 1%."

Samson recalled his meetings with officials in San Antonio and Las Vegas in exploratory efforts to move the team, and pretty much admitted that selling tickets is more important than having good fans.

If the Marlins were to move to Las Vegas, Mr. Samson said, he suggested the casinos there buy out game tickets in advance so nobody would be drawn away from the casinos.

"We don't care if nobody comes," Mr. Samson recalled with a smile. "We'll play in front of nobody, and we'll have all the money."

Oh, and remember how Jose Reyes said he came to the Marlins because "I see the plan that they have, the great young talent that they have there in Miami, and I think it's a good opportunity to win?" Yeah, no. Samson sort of blew up Reyes's spot:

"[Reyes] said 'I really want to play in Miami as long as you pay me $1 more than anyone else… I really want to make the most money I can.'"

Objectively, it doesn't make sense to hate a ballclub. It's just laundry, after all. But in their 19 years of existence, the Marlins have done nothing more than sell off beloved players anytime they win, pocket revenues without putting them back into the team, lie to their city about the money they're bringing in, and spend taxpayer cash without giving taxpayers a say. I think it's okay to hate the Marlins.

Miami Marlins president Samson criticizes elected officials, Miamians, press [Miami Today]

Marlins Prez David Samson Calls Miamians "Stupid," Says He Cares More About Money Than Fans [Miami New Times]

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I'm also pretty sure Samson isn't dumb enough to say the rest of the things he said in the article. There must be some misquotes here because I fail to believe he's that retarded; Samson's already come out and said he's been misquoted in these articles.

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I'm also pretty sure Samson isn't dumb enough to say the rest of the things he said in the article. There must be some misquotes here because I fail to believe he's that retarded; Samson's already come out and said he's been misquoted in these articles.

 

I think he might be that retarded, but since I've never heard of Miami Today, I have a feeling this is mostly BS.

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Oh no! He told the obvious truth!

 

Terrible spin put on his quotes. As far as I'm concerned, he called Jose Reyes a human being.

 

From a PR standpoint, telling the truth isn't always the smartest course of action.

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I'm also pretty sure Samson isn't dumb enough to say the rest of the things he said in the article. There must be some misquotes here because I fail to believe he's that retarded; Samson's already come out and said he's been misquoted in these articles.

 

I think he might be that retarded, but since I've never heard of Miami Today, I have a feeling this is mostly BS.

 

He came on his weekly segment on Lebatard show and basically said the quotes were misrepresented. Not a big deal anyway guys, move on.

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I'm also pretty sure Samson isn't dumb enough to say the rest of the things he said in the article. There must be some misquotes here because I fail to believe he's that retarded; Samson's already come out and said he's been misquoted in these articles.

 

 

Miami New Times....even if they had footage of him saying it and ESPN picked it up I wouldn't believe it.

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I'm also pretty sure Samson isn't dumb enough to say the rest of the things he said in the article. There must be some misquotes here because I fail to believe he's that retarded; Samson's already come out and said he's been misquoted in these articles.

 

I think he might be that retarded, but since I've never heard of Miami Today, I have a feeling this is mostly BS.

 

He came on his weekly segment on Lebatard show and basically said the quotes were misrepresented. Not a big deal anyway guys, move on.

I'd imagine he'd say that no matter what. It comes down to his word against the reporter's.

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Giancarlo, who are you, I can't figure it out.

 

Seriously? The loudest poster on the forums changes his username & you don't realize that his old username stopped posting?

 

If you think for a second I'm sure you'll figure it out...

And the name should give it away in a heartbeat.

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Giancarlo, who are you, I can't figure it out.

 

Seriously? The loudest poster on the forums changes his username & you don't realize that his old username stopped posting?

 

If you think for a second I'm sure you'll figure it out...

And the name should give it away in a heartbeat.

 

Ha, No seriously, who did you used to be. Im going blank.

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Giancarlo, who are you, I can't figure it out.

 

Seriously? The loudest poster on the forums changes his username & you don't realize that his old username stopped posting?

 

If you think for a second I'm sure you'll figure it out...

And the name should give it away in a heartbeat.

 

Ha, No seriously, who did you used to be. Im going blank.

 

What was Giancarlo's name last year?

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Giancarlo, who are you, I can't figure it out.

 

Seriously? The loudest poster on the forums changes his username & you don't realize that his old username stopped posting?

 

If you think for a second I'm sure you'll figure it out...

And the name should give it away in a heartbeat.

 

Ha, No seriously, who did you used to be. Im going blank.

 

What was Giancarlo's name last year?

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Seriously? The loudest poster on the forums changes his username & you don't realize that his old username stopped posting?

 

If you think for a second I'm sure you'll figure it out...

 

And the name should give it away in a heartbeat.

 

Ha, No seriously, who did you used to be. Im going blank.

 

What was Giancarlo's name last year?

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Also, what you mean by "loud," Marlins?

 

Meaning you post a lot & in almost every thread (at least it seems that way to me).

You do the same, my good friend. :D

Yeah, but the vast majority of my posts are either informative (news articles) or entertaining (pics, vids). Without me who knows if you guys would ever be able to find all the pics/vids I post or how long it would take to find out about all the news. I post because the forum NEEDS me. They NEED my posts. You on the other hand just post whatever comes to your mind. Therefore I said you're loud because you talk a lot. If you notice I barely talk-for the most part all I do is post pics/vids/articles.

 

NOTE: This whole post is a joke. Today/tomorrow is Purim so any posts you see from me don't take so seriously as I'm probably tipsy/drunk. :)

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Also, what you mean by "loud," Marlins?

 

Meaning you post a lot & in almost every thread (at least it seems that way to me).

You do the same, my good friend.

Yeah, but the vast majority of my posts are either informative (news articles) or entertaining (pics, vids). Without me who knows if you guys would ever be able to find all the pics/vids I post or how long it would take to find out about all the news. I post because the forum NEEDS me. They NEED my posts. You on the other hand just post whatever comes to your mind. Therefore I said you're loud because you talk a lot. If you notice I barely talk-for the most part all I do is post pics/vids/articles.

 

NOTE: This whole post is a joke. Today/tomorrow is Purim so any posts you see from me don't take so seriously as I'm probably tipsy/drunk.

Hey, I comment on many of your photos. I think the one about Gaby's improved defense was good.

 

But yeah, I do post a lot of things that just come to mind. I hope one of my posts will be funny one day.

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