Category Archives: Marlins Ballpark & Finances

Marlins Stadium: Barry Jackson in depth coverage

The Miami Herald Posted on Sun, Jul. 24, 2011 Marlins’ new stadium brings jobs, new business opportunities Barry Jackson – bjackson@MiamiHerald.com Construction of the Marlins’ dazzling new palace has entered the late innings now, a smidgen over three-quarters complete. The … Continue reading

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Recap of Forbes Reporting on the Florida Marlins Since 2002

Recap of Forbes view on the Marlins based on their 2002 finances — Operating loss of $14 million and an *estimated franchise valuation of $136 million . [*Jeffrey Loria purchased the team prior to the 2002 season for for $158 … Continue reading

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Reasonable HardballTalk

One of my favorite national bloggers, Craig Calcaterra from the HardballTalk Blog, gives me a mention in discussing Tim Elfrink’s Miami NewTimes article which criticizes the new Marlins stadium in Little Havana [cant’ write that enough]. Calcaterra writes: As for … Continue reading

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Marlins Stadium Article Mentions 2 Think Good Blog

I could feel that something odd was happening to my blog for the past few days. Sure enough, a review of my site stats confirmed it, readers! The two-day triple-digit deluge of visitors were sent over by a generous mention … Continue reading

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Blinded By The Loria?

Jack Woltz quote in GI prior to gaining [not getting] a head: Johnny Fontane ruined one of Woltz International’s most valuable proteges. For three years we had her under contract, singing lessons, dancing lessons, acting lessons. I spent hundreds of … Continue reading

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The Loria Years: $300 Million Double Double

Forbes has produced their annual MLB valuations, which gives me an opportunity to update my Profit and Loss financial statement for the Florida Marlins. BD [Before Deadspin], producing the financials was like putting together a puzzle whose contents were constantly … Continue reading

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Fable Si, Prescient No: How Legend Becomes Fact

Robert Wuhl had an interesting program a few years back called Assume the Position. The premise was to separate myth from fact regarding people and events in U.S. history and pop culture. The main point was a line made famous … Continue reading

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Hubris on display

This blog post has two purposes. One is to document the continuing attempts — see Jeff Passan’s and Sarah Talalay’s columns — by the Florida Marlins president David Samson to mislead the public about the Florida Marlins profitability and how … Continue reading

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How Loria Took Money For Personal Use

The Miami Herald on Sunday, in an article by Charles Rabin and Adam Beasley, did a good job of summarizing the issues surrounding the web site Deadspin’srelease of the financial statements for various MLB teams. In addition, they got the … Continue reading

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Marlins Ownership: Doublespeak Through Double Play

The first line from Jeff Passan’s column reads, ‘Florida Marlins president David Samson has perfected the art of doublespeak.’ That actually might be an understatement. Passan, of Yahoo Sports, points out how the recently released Florida Marlins financial statements has … Continue reading

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