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Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria accuses media of fudging facts

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09:39 AM ET 02.25 | South Florida's MLB reporters have fudged more than a few facts, according to Miami Marlins owner Jeff Loria. And on Sunday, the savvy 72-year-old let the Sunshine State know in one of the most public ways possible. "Those who have attacked us are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts," Loria wrote in a full-page ad published by the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and south Florida Sun-Sentinel. "It's no secret that last season was not our best -- actually it was one of our worst," Loria began. "In large part, our performance on the field stunk and something needed to be done." Loria, who helped bring a World Series to Miami in 2003, went on to dissect the 12-player megadeal the Marlins made with the Toronto Blue Jays this past off-season, a move he insisted was misrepresented by those within his home state.

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February 25, 2013  10:02 AM ET

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There is no misunderstanding of the facts. You wanted a lot of give aways from Florida for your team. Once you had the team built and it did not work you reverted to your old habits and dumped the team into mediocracy.

February 25, 2013  10:08 AM ET

The fact is Jeffrey, your team is not as good as it was and the team you traded to is better than it was.

February 25, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Something DID need to be done.....add to what you already have....don't have a fire sale! You accuse the media of making up their own facts then fail to provide details. How many of your better players have we heard from that say you promised not to trade them then you trade them? The man is a fraud and you'd be foolish now to buy a ticket to whatever crap he's selling.

February 25, 2013  10:17 AM ET

The guy stinks. That's not a misrepresentation.

February 25, 2013  10:32 AM ET

He's all about the Benjamins. I would love to see his ballpark completely empty on opening day.

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February 25, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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He's all about the Benjamins. I would love to see his ballpark completely empty on opening day.

And about 80 other days and nights.

February 25, 2013  10:55 AM ET

He is a sick individual, no concern for the fans.

February 25, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The guy stinks. That's not a misrepresentation.

Beginning to sound like McCourt.....

February 25, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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The fact is Jeffrey, your team is not as good as it was and the team you traded to is better than it was.

Facts are facts but loria doesn't deserve any claps at all he mess up his own team, and refuse to acept his own mistakes/but could he throw the blame to the african monkies??

February 25, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The guy stinks. That's not a misrepresentation.

loria you are sorry to your own concerns but to no avail you are a loser!!!!

February 25, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The guy stinks. That's not a misrepresentation.

That sucks, no fan base deserves that kind of crap..............

February 25, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Facts are facts but loria doesn't deserve any claps at all he mess up his own team, and refuse to acept his own mistakes/but could he throw the blame to the african monkies??

African monkies???

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February 25, 2013  12:53 PM ET

I think his mega-deal with the Blue Jays was fantastic...mind you I'm a Jays fan...

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February 25, 2013  01:47 PM ET
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Page 1 There is no misunderstanding of the facts. You wanted a lot of give aways from Florida for your team. Once you had the team built and it did not work you reverted to your old habits and dumped the team into mediocracy.

I think 'Mediocrity' is an understatement...

They're just lucky the Astros & Mets are still the league - so they'll have company in the cellar.

February 25, 2013  02:21 PM ET

The Best Fudge Out There is by Callico Cottege, now that's Fudge, Lauria has it all wrong!!!

February 25, 2013  07:21 PM ET

"Thank you Jeffrey. I am no longer the worst owner in sports."

-Donald Sterling

 
February 25, 2013  07:56 PM ET

Looks like Loria is eating too much fudge.....

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