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Fay Vincent: Mets, Marlins pathetic

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08:28 AM ET 05.05 | Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent, living in Vero Beach, said watching the Mets-at-Marlins series last week "was so sad. I could almost count the people in the stands. It's tragic -- so few people in that ballpark, no buzz. Both teams are pathetic." But he said he doesn't believe there's anything commissioner Bud Selig can do, and the players union hasn't tried to pressure MLB to intervene. "It's not Bud's job to tell owners how to run their business, but other owners aren't happy with a weak franchise," Vincent said.

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May 5, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Wrong!

"It's not Bud's job to tell owners how to run their business, but other owners aren't happy with a weak franchise..."

It is THE business of a commissioner. That is why ALL trades must be approved by your office....THAT is why Charles Finley was not allowed to sell off his best players just for cash and the night watchman in return.

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May 5, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Tell us about it Fay!!!

May 5, 2013  12:02 PM ET
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why does this guy speak?didn't he quit on the game 20 years ago?

He didn't quit, jgb; if I remember correctly, he was ousted in a coup.

May 5, 2013  12:42 PM ET

He forgot to mention how crappy the Cubbies play..

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May 5, 2013  06:21 PM ET
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Both teams are pathetic, Miami especially, with their history of fire sales. MLB should wage a smear campaign against the Marlins franchise, FN already has with the NYM.

Smear campaign?

Aren't the Marlins smearing themselves enough? What could MLB even add?

May 5, 2013  06:22 PM ET

Vincent's right.

MLB would be better if the Marlins tried and if the Wilpons hadn't lost so much money over the last several years.

May 6, 2013  01:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

why does this guy speak?didn't he quit on the game 20 years ago?

maybe that's why he does.....what can they do to him now?

 
May 9, 2013  09:25 PM ET

Fay Vincent was possibly the best commissioner baseball ever had. He looked after the best interests of the game and was not beholden to the owners. So the owners effectively fired him with a no confidence vote and replaced him with an owner - Bud Selig. Owners care about the game only when it serves their interests (and bank accounts).

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