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    Marlins put in their place

    http://msn.foxsports.com/buzzer/stor...marlins-030714

    So the Marlins got pissed that the Red Sox sent out the B squad the other day because they jacked up prices on their fans who wanted to see Big Papi and Co. Red Sox GM apologized, but here is what Red Sox owner John Henry's blasted out via twitter a few hours ago:



    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    That is amazing.

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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    That is amazing.
    No kidding. That gif loops incredibly well.
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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Love it. Cheapskates should be called out.

    Perfect GIF.
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    You gotta have some real stones to jack up prices for a spring training game. Even if they doubled the normal ticket price and 5000 people showed up, what would they stand to gross, $100,000...if that?
    I have no idea how much these tix cost or what attendance is like, but jeez, what a pointless shake down.
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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Quote Originally Posted by OGB View Post
    You gotta have some real stones to jack up prices for a spring training game. Even if they doubled the normal ticket price and 5000 people showed up, what would they stand to gross, $100,000...if that?
    I have no idea how much these tix cost or what attendance is like, but jeez, what a pointless shake down.
    Would never fly in Arizona. Everything is in a 30 mile radius. Agree that it seems pointless for a spring training game

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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Says the former cheap skate owner of the Marlins
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Nice deflection. Doesn't change the fact that the Marlins were not wrong with regard to the Red Sox line-up and spring training rules regarding same.

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    While it was very funny, it was a very un-CEO thing to do, especially on twitter. I would have had someone else not affiliated with the team tweet it, the retweet it. This will only make dealing with the Marlins that much tougher for the Red Sox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Nice deflection. Doesn't change the fact that the Marlins were not wrong with regard to the Red Sox line-up and spring training rules regarding same.
    They were wrong, but that's a pretty stupid rule, in my opinion.

    Spring training should be just that, a place for teams to train. Teams should be able to field whatever team they want, whatever team they feel they need to to get ready for the regular season.

    This represents why I don't like spring training in a Florida anymore. It's a huge business now, and taken as seriously as the regular season. I loved it when I was a kid, and everyone was relaxed and just working in getting into shape. That's almost completely gone now.
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    Oh snap
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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Says the former cheap skate owner of the Marlins
    Their opening day payrolls more than doubled under Henry's ownership, from about $15M in '99 to $35.5M in '01, now guess what their 2013 opening day payroll was 12 years worth of inflation later?
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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Their opening day payrolls more than doubled under Henry's ownership, from about $15M in '99 to $35.5M in '01, now guess what their 2013 opening day payroll was 12 years worth of inflation later?
    The original tweet would be funny if it didn't come from the owner of the most annoying franchise and fan base in professional sports.
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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    The original tweet would be funny if it didn't come from the owner of the most annoying franchise and fan base in professional sports.
    Understood, actually I thought it was stupid, not even so much because he's an owner, but because he was already like the billionth person to make a variation of that joke since this came out. I'm fine with the Marlins complaining to MLB and with the Red Sox being fined, and I'm even okay with them making a few extra bucks off people who aren't aware enough to realize that Big Papi isn't going on any 3 hour bus rides, but how the heck could they go to the media with this and not see themselves as the beyond obvious punchline coming?
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    Re: Marlins put in their place

    I can't stop watching the GIF. Perfect.

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