Marlins Prez David Samson Was Grilled on Real Sports: "Fans Should Be Disappointed"
HBO's Real Sports was nothing short of cathartic for frustrated Miami Marlins fans last night. Bryant Gumbel sat down with Marlins president David Samson and grilled him harder than a row of chickens at Pollo Tropical.
"I think fans should be disappointed and upset and for that we're sorry," says Samson.
Gumbel then called Samson out for pocketing money instead of putting it on the field, but Samson maintains that the club has continued to lose money.
Elsewhere in the interview, Samson tells Gumbel that team owner and his former father-in-law Jeffrey Loria does not intend to sell the team anytime soon.
However, Gumbel also talked to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who says he believes that Loria will eventually sell the team.
Samson however took a swipe at the political environment that got Gimenez elected in the first place, saying, "Boy, I hope that people aren't choosing their mayor according to a ballpark."
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