Miami Marlins president David Samson sat down with Bryant Gumble for an interview on HBO’s Real Sports.
Gumble’s questions came of a pretty simple line of thought: The Marlins were handed millions of dollars of taxpayer money to build a beautiful new facility. In return, Samson and team owner Jeff Loria were expected to put a good product out on the field. The Marlins made good at first, signing a number of high-priced free agents and bringing in Ozzie Guillen to manage them.
However, after just one failed season, Samson and Loria traded away everyone and fired Guillen. Their payroll is once again near the bottom of Major League Baseball and the team is going to be an embarrassment for quite some time.
In response to Gumble’s questions Samson at point stated, “I think fans should be disappointed and upset and for that we’re sorry.”
Later, Gumble presses Samson on whether or not Loria will wind up selling the team. Seeing as to how both Samson and Loria are constantly whining about how they’re losing so much money, it would seem to be an obvious question with a simple answer.
However, Samson states unequivocally that Loria will not be selling the team anytime soon.
Finally, he admits that he understands that the 2013 season is going to be a “tough year”.
Keep it classy, Miami Marlins.
h/t: Miami New Times