In case you you aren’t aware of former Miami Marlins president David Samson’s resume, it currently goes a little something like this:
- becoming ex-Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria’s stepson
- fighting off a RICO lawsuit over his mismanagement of the Expos
- presiding over the laughingstock of Major League Baseball (the Marlins)
- fleecing Miami taxpayers in a stadium deal that later triggered an SEC investigation
- threatening to fire employees for letting an octopus win a mascot race
- being the first person voted out on a season of “Survivor”
Nowadays, Samson is out of baseball and apparently trying his hardest to add “becoming the most hated person in Miami sports” to his list.
Ex-Marlins president David Samson taunts Miami fans
Samson was met with raucous booing from the crowd during a public appearance on Monday with ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, whose radio show he regularly appears on. Samson’s response: go full wrestling heel.
WARNING: the following video contains profanity.
— Dan Le Batard & Stugotz Show Reddit (@LeBatard_Reddit) December 18, 2018
“Here’s why I love when you guys boo me,” Samson said as he flipped off the crowd. “I want you to keep booing me, because guess what? $1.2 billion, f – – – you!”
At that point, Le Batard mercifully took away the microphone from Samson.
The other Marlins number Samson could have mentioned
That $1.2 billion is the value at which the Marlins were sold to the Derek Jeter-Bruce Sherman ownership group last year, but a more apt number Samson could have thrown out was double that: $2.4 billion.
That was the amount of debt that Samson’s Marlins put the city of Miami in so they could erect Marlins Park, which came in last in MLB in attendance last year and figures to so again this year as it fields an uncompetitive team in a very competitive NL East.
There’s a bright side for Miami fans entering what figures to be another dark year: Samson, and Loria, are out of the building.
Samson, Le Betard claim it was all part of a skit
In shocking news, Samson and Le Betard said after the fact that Samson was just playing the heel in some kind of skit.
Actually,not at all how it happened. All on tape and all in good fun. And all for Lebatard’s birthday. No bragging, no fleecing…Ex-MIA Prez Taunts Taxpayers: Former Marlins president David Samson brags about fleecing fans — ‘$1.2 billion. F–k you!’ 🎥https://t.co/IWoMhr6c6P
— David P. Samson (@DavidPSamson) December 18, 2018
These bleeping fun suckers. Samson was playing the heel wrestling manager. No one would seriously wear that jacket. I was booing Samson before taking the mic from him. You don’t get the show, @miaminewtimes. https://t.co/saPL1cMYD4
— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) December 18, 2018
Apparently screaming obscenities and taunting a crowd about the money you’ve made in front of several cell phone owners is just something you do when you’ve got nothing else on your hands after gouging a city for billions of dollars.
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