Miami Marlins president David Samson spoke before a group of Miami businesspersons on Tuesday, and according to Miami Today, it was something of a George Carlin rant without the humor.
"I don't have to hold back now that the stadium is built — not that I ever have," Mr. Samson said while addressing a group of about 75 people who came to hear him speak at a Beacon Council breakfast meeting.
And he didn't hold back, calling politicians stupid, declaring that "we're not the smartest people in Miami," and revealing that Jose Reyes would have signed with any team that was willing to pay him the most.
The Miami New Times channeled its inner Milo Bloom when they opened their article on the talk with "In a smarmy speech before a group of Miami business leaders ..." It was, by all accounts, an unexpectedly candid speech.
It seems that Samson's major bone of contention had to do with the criticism of how Marlins Park was paid for. But now that the park is built and the flamingos are a go, there's no reason to be coy, apparently.