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Marlins President to run 50 miles for charity

Jan 30, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

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I only run (a) when there’s 70+ episodes of good TV on Netflix I can watch on my treadmill; or (b) when chased. Marlins President David Samson will run for different reasons:

Miami Marlins president David Samson plans to run 50 miles in one day for charity to honor construction workers who built the Marlins’ new ballpark, which opens this season.┬áTen charities will be chosen, and the event has already raised more than $500,000 for them, the Marlins said Monday.

Not sure how that connects to the construction workers, but charity is charity.

Next up: Marlins owner Jeff Loria to run 515 million miles in honor of the Miami-Dade taxpayers who are getting soaked in order to give him his gigantic, garish (stately?) pleasure dome.

  1. jwbiii - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Will Samson be running anywhere there is a chance he will consumed by a Burmese python? That would be cool.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0130/Huge-pythons-annihilating-Everglades-wildlife-report-scientists-video

    • Old Gator - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      That’s Lt. Lisa Wood, with the Macondo Fire Rescue Venom One Unit, pulling thet that python out of the swimming pool. Sharp lady. A few years ago she was effectively an ambulance driver, rushing supplies of snakebite serum and/or rattler, coral snake and moccasin bite victims to area hospitals – which is still the unit’s “official” job. When these pythons began showing up all over Macondo, they became snake trappers kinda by default. Good bunch of people; Capt. Jeff Fobb, another FRVOU ossifer, is an acquaintance of mine with a shared love of Monty Python and the Coen Brothers.

      By the way, a lot of dogs and cats disappear around here too, many of them bigger than a chihuahua. One may hope….

      • jwbiii - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

        Nothing ironic about the Python love, right?

      • Old Gator - Jan 31, 2012 at 1:19 AM

        Dear Buddha, I wish I had a nickel for every pet python in America named “Monty.”

  2. mojosmagic - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Well if he ran for all the taxpayers of Miami he ripped off he would be running for his life. Hell my money would go on Braman chasing him down.

    • Old Gator - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:01 AM

      I hope he runs due east.

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