“Loria” (like everyone else he tries to contact) “did not return telephone calls to discuss his latest demolition derby.”
The charges might not stick legally, but coming off his latest outrageous act, Jeffrey Loria, owner of the Miami Marlins, should face a series of charges all stemming from his fraudulent behavior:
-By the Florida politicians and officeholders whom he conned into approving funds for his new $515 million personal playground
-By players whom he fraudulently induced to signing Marlins’ contracts with the idea that they would play for the Marlins;
-By Florida fans, who against their better judgment have invested money and emotion into their support for the Marlins;
-By Major League Baseball for fraudulently representing his team as a major league team;
-By Major League Baseball for not acting in the best interests of baseball.
...A couple of times in the past 10 years or so, I have proposed that Major League Baseball should lop Florida off its geographical map. I would like to amend that idea. Drop Loria and his ownership into the Atlantic Ocean and move the Tampa Bay Rays to Miami.
The Rays need a new park in St. Petersburg but can’t get it. The Rays ownership headed by Stu Sternberg has proved its ability to rescue a franchise from an abyss, which is where Vince Naimoli put the team while he owned it.
Sternberg and his crew have done a great job on the west coast of Florida, where the fans don’t appreciate the Rays. They could move to the east coast of Florida, where the fans would welcome and embrace a legitimate owner.
They could change the name of the park and change the team’s name, too. The Rays could become the Miami Rays of Sunshine.
Posted: November 15, 2012 at 04:53 PM | 14 comment(s)
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