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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Someone Appears To Be Trying To Hoax The Marlins President Out Of His Job

About halfway through Ozuna’s stint in minor-league “jail,” rumors began circulating that there was a recording of some sort involving Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and team president David Samson saying something awful about a player. The rumors were maddeningly vague. They also eerily predicted the contents of a brief audio file that was later emailed to us….

Then, out of the blue on Aug. 31, our tips email account received a 22-second audio file with the brief explanation that “it was recorded on a phone in someone’s pocket.”...

Female voice: “Scott Boras is on the line.”

Male voice: “Let me tell ya, tell Boras that his client is getting demoted, and that his client is a fat, [unintelligible] lazy, Dominican ####.”...

Samson surprised me by volunteering that he had heard the tape already. And he told me unequivocally that the voice was not his.

“It is absolutely not me,” Samson said. “It is a complete fake ... If I had said that, I would tell [Loria] and I would resign.”

Samson said he wasn’t even in Miami when Ozuna was sent down, but was rather in St. Louis for a funeral; that the female voice on the tape “is not anyone who works for me”; and that he wouldn’t have spoken with Scott Boras anyway. He and Boras, Samson said, have been on bad terms for a decade.

Samson really has a short fuse.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 03, 2015 at 09:39 AM | 11 comment(s)
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