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Friday, December 07, 2018

Former Miami Marlins president gives his take on A-Rod, Bonds, Girardi and much more

On the Marlins’ decision to fire Joe Girardi after a 78-84 season in 2005 that earned him National League manager of the year, Samson told Le Batard: “Five minutes before we fired him, Joe in front of the 1,200 fans who were at the game [at what’s now Hard Rock Stadium], said, ‘Sit the bleep down’ to the owner. That’s the biggest act of insubordination you could ever do.

“We had to fire him. It was the craziest day of all time. We fired him and then we had to re-hire him two hours later because we told the clubhouse we fired our manager and the clubhouse revolted. We went up to talk to Jeffrey to say please, let’s just keep him until the end of the year, let him win manager of the year and then we’ll fire him.

“I never wanted to hire Girardi. I knew at the opening press conference for Girardi that he was going to be a nightmare because he was much more focused on making sure all his demands were being met. We had no choice but to meet them because Jeffrey said we had to hire Girardi. We had to do nothing but say yes to everything he wanted, so we created this monster.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 07, 2018 at 01:15 PM | 15 comment(s)
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