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Offline OldChelsea

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...NOT...http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/05/24/near-the-bottom-in-mlb-attendance-the-marlins-are-now-suing-ticket-holders/?hpid=hp_regional-hp-cards_rhp-card-sports%3Ahomepage%2Fcard - lawsuits against STH who allegedly bailed out of multiyear contracts, and much else besides (a good article overall).

NL's lowest per-fixture attendance at 20,647 despite flirting with .500 much of the year....

Online HalfSmokes

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Id love to see a class action by the remaining STHs seeking compensation for the removed promised amenities

Offline BrandonK

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Turn that park into a college football field and move them out of Miami (after removing Loria, of course).

Offline ¡Vamos Ramos!

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Turn that park into a college football field and move them out of Miami (after removing Loria, of course).

Yes please!

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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"The House that Jeffie Built"


Offline BrandonK

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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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I went to the Hurricanes/Sooners game at the old Orange Bowl when Oklahoma was #1 and Miami was #3 going in.  Pretty epic.  Vinnie Testaverde's Heisman year.

Offline mitlen

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I went to the Hurricanes/Sooners game at the old Orange Bowl when Oklahoma was #1 and Miami was #3 going in.  Pretty epic.  Vinnie Testaverde's Heisman year.

As a Steelers' fan, I miss Vinnie Testaverde.

Offline houston-nat

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Marlins post tribute to Muhammad Ali during game, saying he died. Media jumps on Marlins, saying he's not dead. Marlins respond that they're confident the story was true.

...Jeffrey Loria broke the news about Muhammad Ali dying.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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That old ghoul probably poisoned him. 
Marlins post tribute to Muhammad Ali during game, saying he died. Media jumps on Marlins, saying he's not dead. Marlins respond that they're confident the story was true.

...Jeffrey Loria broke the news about Muhammad Ali dying.

Offline whytev

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Turn that park into a college football field and move them out of Miami (after removing Loria, of course).

Remove Loria, send them to Montréal. Full circle.

The Rays can then move to Miami and give the city a more reasonable franchise.

Offline nats2playoffs

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Remove Loria, send them to Montréal. Full circle.

The Rays can then move to Miami and give the city a more reasonable franchise.
:cheers: :thumbs:

Offline welch

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Remove Loria, send them to Montréal. Full circle.

The Rays can then move to Miami and give the city a more reasonable franchise.

Perfect!

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Offline rileyn

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Remove Loria, send them to Montréal. Full circle.

The Rays can then move to Miami and give the city a more reasonable franchise.

The Marlins have 2 World Series titles in the last 20 years.  Only SF, NYY, Boston, and St. Louis can say the same. 

Offline OldChelsea

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The Marlins have 2 World Series titles in the last 20 years.  Only SF, NYY, Boston, and St. Louis can say the same. 

...but what good was it really when, after each of those Series wins, the team was almost thoroughly dismantled?

Offline whytev

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...but what good was it really when, after each of those Series wins, the team was almost thoroughly dismantled?

Exactly. Could have built a perennial contender. Won once, sold everyone, expected the fans to keep coming.

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #16: February 09, 2017, 11:49:12 AM »
:shock:

Report: Marlins have ‘handshake agreement’ to sell team

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/fish-bytes/article131662694.html

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #17: February 09, 2017, 11:51:16 AM »
Sounds like Stephen Ross, the dude who owns the Dolphins.

Offline GuyFromCO

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #18: February 09, 2017, 12:22:00 PM »
Will be a beautiful day for baseball when that happens!

Offline GuyFromCO

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #19: February 09, 2017, 12:22:26 PM »
OT: I wish it was Mark Cuban buying :(

Offline varoadking

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #20: February 09, 2017, 12:32:49 PM »
Sounds like Stephen Ross, the dude who owns the Dolphins.

Doesn't either MLB or NFL prohibit multiple pro sports team ownership?

Offline NJ Ave

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #21: February 09, 2017, 01:23:58 PM »
$1.6 billion. Loria made 10X his money in 15 years. And got away with backloading his contracts until the new owner takes over.

Who says crime doesn't pay?

Online HalfSmokes

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #22: February 09, 2017, 03:12:37 PM »
sucks for the nats

Offline GuyFromCO

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #23: February 09, 2017, 06:36:41 PM »
Sounds like Stephen Ross, the dude who owns the Dolphins.

Charles Kushner apparently

Offline DCFan

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Re: Miami Marlins - a superbly run MLB franchise
« Reply #24: February 09, 2017, 06:38:50 PM »
Charles Kushner apparently

Any relation to Trump's son in law?