Jeff Loria is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore

Thursday, March 17, 2011

We suspected it wouldn't be long before Jeffrey Loria would start meddling with the Florida Marlins this year, but we thought he would at least wait until the regular season started to do so:
The Florida Marlins have lost nine Spring Training games in a row, and owner Jeffrey Loria is sick and tired of the Fish dogging it out there. When asked of his thoughts on the team after a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Loria called the Marlins' play "Uninspired baseball."

Loria told the Palm Beach Post that the Marlins have been playing "uninspired baseball," adding, "Very few guys have focused on what they're here for. Very few."

"I know it’s only spring training," he continued, "but it’s time to take a look in the mirror. We're better than this. It's time to show it."

Loria wasn't done venting, though. Channeling his inner George Steinbrenner, he also told, "It's time to kick it into gear, because the switch doesn't turn on the first day of the season." Letting the complaints fly, he groused, "I'm here 10 days and I haven't seen us win one game."
How sad that Jeff's trip to Florida was spoiled. Both interviewers (Joe Capozzi of the PBP and Joe Frisaro of forgot to add #whitewhine to their stories.

Meanwhile, the fans in Jupiter booed Marlins pitcher Randy Choate after he failed to cover home and allowed a run to score in a rundown during yesterday's game against Tampa. Why is that awesome, while Loria's laments are not tolerated? Because Jeff Loria is simply perfecting his George Steinbrenner act, and Spring Training fans are genuine arbiters of good baseball.


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