Marlins Fans Start White House Petition to Force Out Jeffrey Loria

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Breaking news: People want Jeffrey Loria to sell the Marlins. So much so, in fact, that someone has started an official White House petition to pass legislation that would force Loria to sell the team and allow him to get right back to selling artwork full time.


The whitehouse.gov petition reads like this:

"We call upon congress to create legislation that requires any major league sports franchise that operates within the United States, who take public tax money to help build a stadium or arena, must maintain a competitive payroll at all times, of at least 90% of the entire leagues average opening day payroll for the previous five years, for the first ten years after taking said money, and the failure to do so would invoke proceedings upon which the governing body of the league, in which the franchise in question resides, would be forced to immediately buy said franchise for fair market value, and the ownership group in question would be forced to sell it to them without dispute."
We the people would also like to invite Jeffrey Loria to a dick-on-pumpernickel sandwich.

The petition requires 100,000 signatures by May 8 to receive an official response from the White House. In true Marlins-fan-protest fashion, a grand total of 25 people have signed the petition thus far, although the team might tell you it's 34,000-plus:

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Barnaby Eli Robles
Barnaby Eli Robles

I agree with Nick it's obvious that Jeffrey Loria cares about winning and the fans. Did you guys not hear about his latest promotion? Buy one ticket and play first base for the Marlins?

Manuel Palacios
Manuel Palacios

Hey Nick without looking it up how many HR does your Marlins clean up hitter have over the last 4 years.

Bif Loucks
Bif Loucks

You guys that support Loria obviously don't know his history. He's owned teams iin the past and destroyed them all to make money. He doesn't care about the success, only about easy money. Actually I believe this is the second team he has done this to. The other was the Montreal Expos.

Conor Raney
Conor Raney

I don't doubt Jeffery cares more about the success of the franchise more than we do but the problem here is he doesn't have the ability in this day of baseball to own and operate in the MLB. Love ya Jeff but things change and I think it's time to hand it over :(

Austin Lyle
Austin Lyle

Nick I don't even know where to begin...so I'll just call you an idiot and move on

Nick Lyons
Nick Lyons

I think what we as fans do not understand is that Loria is the Marlins he wants them to succeed more then we want them to succeed and I am a die hard. He loves them so much he gave them and us a new facility in the beautiful miami and is funding a very capable team this year. In 2003 we had a couple of players that weren't even famous yet Willis and Cabrera were just starting there young careers. We have to have faith in the players that are chosen. We have a solid coaching staff and young players that need experience. Time will tell just how talented this team is! Good luck fish! Loria is not the problem...People choosing to not support the team because of a owners choices is the problem. If you want the marlins to win go out and support the great players playing the most amazing game on dirt! Go Fish!

Suareza
Suareza

If there any petition to forve him to sell the team it should with the Commissioner of MLB not the WH. The only thing that would make the A-hole to sale the team is lack of attendance, as long as people keep showing up, either with pay or free tickets, with level of attendance above the 10,000, he won't do anything. To force him out the levels of attendance must be below 10,000 attendees.

Juan Torello
Juan Torello

@ Vins no is not true ...That was an april fools joke....

Juan Torello
Juan Torello

I dont think they will get the signatures need it....

Sean Grimm
Sean Grimm

^Oh yes, they can. The write up actually makes a very strong case.

Joshua Solomon
Joshua Solomon

Everyone can have wishes, but the federal government can't force Loria to do something he doesn't want to do (that's essentially socialism, and by socialism I mean the bad type), unless of course he or the team is facing bankruptcy.

Aldo Malbec
Aldo Malbec

Marlins will be sold soon. Keep calm

Cathy Glover
Cathy Glover

Bring back the Baltimore Orioles for spring training.

Brad Krampp
Brad Krampp

At least there's a nice new stadium in Little Havana. I wonder who will play there when the Marlins move?

Luis Navarro
Luis Navarro

MLB finances his lifestyle all ready with revenue sharing...

ivxx
ivxx

And when you guys stop attending games, they'll cite the abysmal attendance figures as reason to move the team elsewhere... then we can finally use the stadium to host something productive.. like a flea market.. i'm sure it'll attract more visitors than an actual game..

Jean Carlo Duran
Jean Carlo Duran

Agree with Cary Gonzalez - simple as that!! and trust me ... I'm a Marlins FAN!!!

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

How about if people just STOP attending games and putting money in Loria's pocket? You don't need a petition to run him out of town, simply stop financing his lavish lifestyle.

Todd Slimak
Todd Slimak

That was a very bad April Fools joke

Vin Marlins
Vin Marlins

Am I missing something? I thought I read online that Loria was selling the team to the Heat owners. This not correct?!?!? I will be sooo disappointed if not true. I thought the deal was to go thru shortly.

Michael del Vice
Michael del Vice

If people weren't eating shit asking the White House for a Death Star we probably would have been able to do this with a lot less signatures.

Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

...I'm a Yankee fan anyway...what do I know about losing...lol. There are your ups & downs...the Yanks are going through their pains of rebuilding...the 90's are over!!!

Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

Ridiculous...there will come a time when the Marlins will be sold, auctioned off or disbanded and Miami will once again have a competitive squad. Corporations need to get involved...Loria just doesn't have the money to attract major stars.

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