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(ESPN)   State senator refers to Marlins baseball team as "terrorists." No doubt there is something in the Patriot Act that will allow prosecution of these evil bastards   (sports.espn.go.com) divider line 85
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2005-01-20 09:36:10 AM
What a retard.
 
2005-01-20 09:38:55 AM
Let'em go!!! I'm tired of the taxpayers being burdened with the cost of stadiums that the teams want rebuilt before the mortgage or bonds floated are even due. If the owners want a new stadium, let THEM pay for them. If a new stadium is built at tax-payer expense, a long-term contract with the team should be signed keeping the bastards there for a stipulated time.

While I don't think St. Petersburg needed a stadium or team, at least they had the forsight to build a dome.
 
dly
2005-01-20 09:41:06 AM
florida sucks
marlins suck

anti yankee fans suck&swallow
 
2005-01-20 09:45:19 AM
2005-01-20 09:23:30 AM TiminPhoenix

Stick with partisan rhetoric. Humor is not your strong suit.
 
2005-01-20 09:50:44 AM
Let me guess: He's a Republican.
 
2005-01-20 10:00:37 AM
DrunkenBuzzsaw -

You think 20mil a year is bad? I wish people would get all up in arms about actors and actress that make crappy movies for 20mil per movie. Even worse, the a$$hats that make 10mil a movie, but make 3-4 movies per year.

Baseball has nothing on Hollywood
 
2005-01-20 10:06:59 AM
StrikitRich:

While I don't think St. Petersburg needed a stadium or team, at least they had the forsight to build a dome.

That dome is the reason nobody goes to the games.

If they had an open-air stadium, attendance would be a hell of a lot better. Baseball is meant to be enjoyed outside, and teams that built new nice outside stadiums (Cincinnati Reds,anyone?) are seeing great attendance even with their terrible teams.
 
2005-01-20 10:08:25 AM
Bense is from the part of Florida that might as well be Alabama. To ask him to comment on anything in South Florida is like asking North Carolina to comment on South Carolina. Unfortunatly, I live like five blocks from him and am a life long Braves fan. Send the Marlins to Vegas!!! And the Mets too!!!
 
2005-01-20 10:15:43 AM
harrywalby

Bense is from the part of Florida that might as well be Alabama. To ask him to comment on anything in South Florida is like asking North Carolina to comment on South Carolina.

You're all inbred hicks to us.
 
2005-01-20 10:16:31 AM
Do enough people in florida even give a rats ass about baseball to warrant this? Who the hell cares. There are probably more Indians fans down there than marlins fans cause all the old farts move from Ohio to Florida when they retire
 
2005-01-20 10:28:54 AM
DrunkenBuzzsaw,

To answer your question... yes, if someone is willing to pay it. As in real estate, it's not how much something is worth, it is how much people are willing to pay.

If someone offered to pay me $250 mil to do my job I would take it. Oh, and so would you. Don't blame the players, blame the owners.

Look at the NHL, the owners backed away from the table and now the players are hurting much more than the owners. The owners were losing more money paying those toothless morons and opening an arena for dozens of fans every other night.
 
2005-01-20 10:30:00 AM
tonkin, Ditto for N.Y.
 
2005-01-20 10:31:45 AM
Old Definition of "Terrorist:" Any group or organization who uses threats of violence to coerce or intimidate people or governments.

New Definition of "Terrorist:" Any group or individual who you don't personally like, who makes you feel insecure, or who might possibly stand in the way of your greedy ambitions/delusions of grandeur.
 
2005-01-20 10:32:23 AM
Sounds like this guy needs lessons in teh terror.

I'd send him over to Spain dressed in a basque. Or something.
 
2005-01-20 10:41:15 AM
Not terrorism, capitalism. Silly senator, confusing a reprehensible tactic of our new enemies with a fundamental tenet of our glorious free society.

Easy mistake to make.
 
2005-01-20 10:43:08 AM
jhalko

Uh, what does it have to do with the sportsperson/actor? It's the jerks who create the demand for the guy in a spandex spider suit and grown men chasing balls around a field culture that allows them to earn the bucks.

Funny how people always mistake their own horrible priorities for shortcomings of free markets.
 
2005-01-20 10:44:23 AM
Like Andulamb. Idiots are handing themselves up in this thread.
 
2005-01-20 10:44:56 AM
fark off and bye.

Let 'em move to Antartica.
 
2005-01-20 10:50:19 AM
Um, katalyst, it was a state senator who called the Marlins terrorists, not me. I just find humor in an elected official thinking that capitalism is terrorism.
 
2005-01-20 11:01:20 AM
iccky:

The comment was pretty stupid, but I think he deserves a tag for standing up topro-sports extortionists.

Stop using my tax dollars to subsudize a millionare's club.


Damn straight. It makes no economic sense to subsudize sport teams. It's all about ego, which is not what the government should be concerned with.
 
2005-01-20 11:09:11 AM
Andulamb

I'm genuinely sorry then, I thought it was some retarded attempt at sarcastic anti-capitalist wit. Another easy mistake, given that seemingly 50% of Fark users are pro-socialist and anti-capitalist, yet have never done any economics.
 
2005-01-20 11:10:18 AM
kid: Stop it.

FL:

kid: Cut it out!

FL:

kid: QUIT!!!!!

FL:

kid: MOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

FL:

kid:

FL:

kid: (barf)
 
2005-01-20 11:10:26 AM
It's going to be funny seeing the Mets with all their acquired superstars lose to the Braves again in the NL East race.
 
2005-01-20 11:10:35 AM
2005-01-20 09:41:06 AM dly


florida sucks
marlins suck

anti yankee fans suck&swallow


....and yankee fans choke on it.
 
2005-01-20 11:21:40 AM
As a Cubs fan, I wholeheartedly agree with this Senator.

We must send in a military force and destroy all members of the Florida Marlins, for the safety and integrity of MLB and the United States.

/didn't rtfa, didn't need to
 
2005-01-20 11:42:26 AM
I wouldn't call them terrorists, but I would call them racketeers and gangsters. They demand a new stadium at public expense, or they are leaving. Quid pro quo. That is extortion. Since the whole league does this sort of thing, that's racketeering. The Marlins management should be criminally prosecuted for extortion and racketeering. Perhaps the RICO act should also be invoked.
 
2005-01-20 12:05:32 PM
Wayne Huyzenga is organized crime. See his career with
Waste Management previous to running the marlins. Oh,
he's a good pal of Jeb's too. But... GODD BLESSS THE GOP!!!!!!111!
 
2005-01-20 01:29:27 PM
How the hell do ppl find these pages with coding problems?!
I click on the page, and somehow it highlights it all so very wrong!
 
2005-01-20 01:29:32 PM
Why do the Marlins hate America?
 
2005-01-20 01:41:49 PM
bubbaprog

That dome (Tropicana Stadium) is the reason nobody goes to the games.

If they had an open-air stadium, attendance would be a hell of a lot better. Baseball is meant to be enjoyed outside, and teams that built new nice outside stadiums (Cincinnati Reds,anyone?) are seeing great attendance even with their terrible teams.


Did you read the article? They want a domed stadium in Miami because here in Florida, it gets a lot hotter than in Ohio, and there are lots of rained out games. Get back to me after you've been here a whole year.
 
2005-01-20 01:56:48 PM
Why all the comments blaming Huizenga? Here's your real terrorist:


I remember all the Miami newspaper sports columnists praising him when he bought the Marlins after completely demolishing what little hope was left in Montreal, how Expos fans didn't appreciate what he did for them and how welcome he was in Miami, etc., etc... and I remember thinking, "bunch of morans -- they'll soon find out who this greedy jerk really is"

He's done it once, he'll do it again -- destroy a team for profit. Sort of how incompetent boobs get promoted to the top, this guy is the Grim Reaper of baseball. His method this time will be to take a huge cash incentive to move to Las Vegas or somewhere else.

Take heart, Miami... at least he bought a championship for you.

/bitter, 1994
 
2005-01-20 03:40:27 PM
Let's see: Jeb produces a budget up four BILLION from last year, with a $265 MILLION tax cut for guess who (the initials are B.B.), all of which will be rubberstamped by this same complaining Florida legislator, and they cannot fing $60 million anywhere for a new stadium. (Which will be used a LOT by the pseudonymous B.B. for advertising, schmoozing in skyboxes, etc.)

Yeah, I can see quite a bit to complain about here in Flori-duh.

Even the weather is getting bad -- I had to wear a jacket for a while this morning~
 
2005-01-20 04:52:51 PM
bubbaprog:

2005-01-20 10:06:59 AM bubbaprog [TotalFark]

StrikitRich:

While I don't think St. Petersburg needed a stadium or team, at least they had the forsight to build a dome.

That dome is the reason nobody goes to the games.

If they had an open-air stadium, attendance would be a hell of a lot better. Baseball is meant to be enjoyed outside, and teams that built new nice outside stadiums (Cincinnati Reds,anyone?) are seeing great attendance even with their terrible teams.


2004 MLB ATTENDANCE AVG:

DOMED STADIUM: 2,051,671
OPEN: 2,570,708


I was surprised the domed stadiums did as well after running these numbers because some of the worst teams in baseball have domed stadiums:

TEAM 2004 ATTENDANCE
Montreal 748,550
Tampa Bay 1,275,011
Minnesota 1,879,222
Toronto 1,900,041
Milwaukee 2,062,382
Arizona 2,519,560
Seattle 2,940,731
Houston 3,087,872
 
2005-01-20 06:08:58 PM
I don't think you can blame the fans completely for their poor attendance. You have to consider that the team has been around for twelve years now, so unlike Boston, Chicago, and New York, the only fans that have grown up rooting for the Marlins are still in their teens.
 
2005-01-20 07:22:20 PM
It's kind of misleading, though, to include places like the BOB or Minute Maid Park in a list of domed stadiums.
 
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