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Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado Pens Letter to Bud Selig Protesting Marlins Trade

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Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado basically won his position because while serving on the city commission he was one of the few voices against funding for the new Marlins' stadium. So, it's no surprise he's pissed about Jeffrey Loria's megatrade firesale this week.

Regalado has even penned a letter to MLB commissioner Bud Selig asking him to investigate the trade.

Here's the letter, via Adam Kuperstein's Twitter.

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And, yes, it's true, the Marlins made a public promise to the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County and the taxpayers that they would up their payroll and field a competitive team in exchange for the new ballpark.

Of course, everyone learned from this season that throwing money at players doesn't necessarily lead to a competitive team.

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3BillionGone
3BillionGone

Only politicians got to vote on the scam.  They knew the public would have voted 80% to send Loria packing.  But Manny Diaz and Dennis Moss, Bruno Barrerio, Barbara Jordan, Javier Souto, Johnny Martinez, Michelle Spence-Jones and Marc Sarnoff all wanted Loria to get over $3 Bil of the taxpayers money. 

BuenaVista
BuenaVista

The Marlins scam will cost the taxpayers more then $3 Billion.  Overtown Commissioner and Coconut Grove Commissioner Marc Sarnoff voted to approve the dirty deed.  Marlins owner Jeff Loria is laughing all the way to the bank.

Valerie
Valerie

Gee, the people of Miami screwed again by Big Dave Samson and his band of merry Promising No Show Predators. Maybe next time they will listen to commoners like Norman Brahman who warned you all what would happen. You deserve it. 

FatHand
FatHand

Of course throwing money at players doesn't necessarily lead to a competitive team. Nobody thinks that.  But you also don't need a brand new taxpayer funded stadium to make money on a team with a $30 milllion payroll. They were doing that just fine in Dolphins Stadium.

Glenn.61
Glenn.61

y' all got snookered...!..LOL

FatHand
FatHand

Valerie, you don't know what the fuck you are talking about. The people of Miami voted against the stadium. Read that last sentence twice. Then their scummy elected officials got paid off (I believe) to push the stadium through against the will of the people. So who deserves it?

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