The last place team recently dumped its payroll: "With revenue falling short of projections, Loria decided to end the franchise's brief era of big spending."
Miami is so dispirited by the Marlins, that the chatterboard on the Herald website -- often receiving hundreds of posts from online readers -- went dark on one letter posted as Marlin's con job."
A Miami Herald columnist now writes, "People in Miami had begun to wise up about the time their new baseball stadium was being completed and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria wanted them to shell out $10,980 for some wine so he and his buddies could celebrate."
That is not true. When was it not clear to Miami taxpayers, the deal was meant to enrich the two owners Jeffrey Loria and David Samson? At any time they can walk away from their heist of the public treasury with hundreds of millions, leaving Miami taxpayers sucking air from the exhaust of Loria's private jet.
The Herald might come clean with readers: its publishers and top executives were the big boosters for a new Marlin's stadium in downtown Miami in the early 2000's.
Here's writer Dan LeBatard in 2005 and needs no further commentary: "This is only the most underappreciated team in modern-sports history. That’s all. And there’s plenty of blame to go around, stretching from a wretched fan base to politicians who couldn’t get a stadium done even with the Marlins paying for so much of it. Hispanic fans — or alleged fans — should be especially ashamed because we claim this to be the sport of our people..."
Leave it to a breath of fresh air to arrive from China. The only piece its creators miss: Miami voters keep returning the incumbents who approved the deal to office.