Dave Samson Ran By New Times Office, But We Had No Tomatoes To Throw at Him UPDATE
Well this afternoon, Samson blessed us with his presence when he stopped to take a break in front of the New Times offices at 4500 Biscayne Boulevard. Obviously, he didn't come in to say hello, so we went outside to see why Samson had brought traffic to a stand still.
Update: New Times video guy, Jacob Katel, hopped on his bike to catch up with Samson's marathon team and ask him a few questions on camera. Thing did not exactly go well. Click through for video.
Dressed in a florescent yellow tank top and skin-tight running shorts, Samson was flanked by the film crew from Showtime's "The Franchise -- A Season With The Miami Marlins," another crew from Florida Sun Sports network, a bevy of beautiful brunettes, and three cops (one from the city of Miami and two from Miami-Dade). They munched on pizza slices and drank Gatorade and water, before continuing their run.
Update: Jake Katel grabbed his bike to catch up with Samson's race team. Here's what happened:
|Dave Samson and entourage|
He was friendly with us while running a double marathon for charity. But, as for his lady friends, two police departments, and a Showtime film crew: not so much. It only took us one or two city blocks to get sassed by some chicas, hit with Miami-Dade police sirens, threatened by an old man, and reprimanded by a City of Miami cop. Geeze everybody, relax, I'm just one guy on a bike.
Samson running partners didn't want us talking because it would make it hard for them to run, even though they were talking the whole time they were running.
And the police wanted us off the street with our bike, even though that's where it should legally be.
Even we asked David Samson when the Marlins were going to start winning, he said smiled and said, "Tonight."
Either way, Samson raised over $500,000 for various charities. So will we see him running again next Friday? It's gonna take a lot of marathons to pay off that half billion tax payers poured into Marlins Park.
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