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Jeffrey Loria angered by Fredi Gonzalez's comments

     NEW YORK -- Jeffrey Loria is outraged with Fredi Gonzalez’s published comments in which the former Marlins manager said that no manager ever seems to satisfy the owner.

    Gonzalez, who now manages the Atlanta Braves, is quoted in Sunday's Miami Herald as saying: “There’s not a manager dead or alive that Jeffrey thinks is good enough. Not Connie Mack, not anyone.”

    Loria said that if Gonzalez made those comments, “I’m a little surprised because it’s classless -- and you can quote me -- especially because he was with us for five years and he was a colossal failure. Not nice. Not nice.”

    Loria expressed his feelings to a group of reporters waiting outside the clubhouse following the team’s 3-2 loss to the Mets on Sunday. Gonzalez managed the Marlins from 2007-10, going 276-279.  

    The last two winning Marlins teams, in 2008 and ’09, were managed by Gonzalez. But Gonzalez was fired in June, 2010, after the team got off to a 34-36 start.

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Dr. NO

@ Omaximus...Samson is Lorias step-son..You are correct in saying Samsons work on the stadium deal was a major accomplishment. Samson is good at what he does because he thrives on being despised as a napoleonic bully. He uses he short stature and harsh voice to try to intiminate whoever he wants to. He knows that nobody will ever slap him and uses his arrogant bully demeanor to an art form. The way to get to Samson is to ignore him completely. He hates being ignored. He is the mouse that loves to roar for attention. He loves being the spokesman of the Marlins,because he needs the attention it brings to his inferiority complex that he's had all his life.

Stan M

Lou, this past weekend I was watching C-Span and Bob Woodward was discussing his latest book. At the end he told a story that made me think of your quest to have our beat writers go to work on Loria.

Woodward explained that his publisher or editor took him to a magnificent restaurant that he described as the kind of place you would never go if you had to pay the bill. As the meal progressed, it became obvious that the reason for the meeting was for the editor to learn what Woodward's next book would be about. As Woodward told the story, the questions wouldn't let up to the point of being oppressive, so as desert was served, Bob finally relented and said that his next book would be a thorough expose of the illicit practices within the publishing industry. As he told it, the editor agreed that it would be very successful and a best seller. Moreover, he had a perfect title for it. When Woodward asked what that title should be, the editor smiled and said, "My Last Book".
Lou, I think Clark and the other beat writers would understand that anecdote completely.

doldan13

This team is a colossal failure, from the re-branding colors, to the new logo, to the performance on the field, to the front office, to President Samson, to Ozzie Guillen, to Heath Bell.

Its a circus.

Aldo the Apache

Lucy Anne, that's not a forehead on Clark Spencer ... it's a five-head. I mean, you can project movies off that coconut of his.

And, for the record, 5'10" 165 is not fat. Try again, but park your broom before you text, ok? Safety first!

lucy anne

Guido...Excuse me, I mean Aldo. I apologize if I offended you. I guess I mistook all that grease for fat.
Also, I know who you are. You know who I am?
Keep up the good work.

el guru

Loria=colossal failure, Beinfest=colossal failure,Guillen = colossal failure, That midget Samson = colossal failure! this whole idiotic franchise is a colossal failure!

Lou

Let me make total amends. This is important to me.

Chipper Jones is a courteous and benovolent individual in all his relations with fans. He has been a veritable "Iron Man" throughout his career and has always been loved by fans in other cities and that is even before this Bon Voyage Tour where he has drawn many cheers. None of this tribute should be attributed to the longevity and brilliance of his career. It is entirely a result of his personal traits. He is the consummate family man and a credit to the city of Atlanta.

I have also been wrong in my desire to have a series done on one of the most despised and hated owners of any team in any city in America. I should have known that a vitriolic expose on a man who has so endeared himself to the community could only result in a possible termination of a writer's career. After all any writer engaging in such reporting would obviously not have the sanctioned support of his entire paper and he would be placed on a limb all by himself. The ramifications of slicing and dicing a man like Loria would only serve to turn the community and entire state upon the individuals responsible for the perpetration of such an outrage.

You can tell by my relative absence from this site that I have lost the fascination with the banter pertaining to such a popular entity as the Miami Marlins. I would like to conduct a little test about a subject I have recently suspected:

The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

I want to see if I can sneak that by anybody.

laurelbowie

Lou,
I detect a bit of rancor, my friend. And that's the only thing that deters me from pointing out that on Venus, the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. Of course, there are only four sunrises on Venus in an Earth-year and the clouds are so thick you can't really see the sun anyway, so technically, you're the winner of round one.
How's that for suspicions confirmed?

omaximus

Thanks for the clarification Dr. NO. I agree completely with your take on Samson.

Lock12

Loria has now surpassed the Orioles Peter Angelos as the worst owner, and worst person in the league.

This man parlayed a fractional ownership of the Expos into outright ownership of the Marlins by manipulating the league and his former partners. He misrepresented the financial condition of the team and threatened to move if the taxpayers did not finance his new stadium and subsidize his use of it.


What a truly awful, disgraceful human being.

Dottie

I would like to see some managerial continuity. Mr. Loria should not cater to personnel; leave the managing to the manager.

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