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Quote of the Day: The Mayor of Miami with a sick burn of the Marlins

Oct 23, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

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Old Gator sent this one along, natch.

The mayor of Miami stepped in it recently when he said that if Fidel Castro dies and there are big rallies and protests and things in Miami, that “protestors go to the Orange Bowl.” Of course there is no Orange Bowl anymore. That’s where Marlins Park sits.

The mayor corrected himself and noted he was speaking from an old script. Then he added that, no, people should not go to the same location because …

“I don’t think the Marlins would want that … Knowing them, they would charge to protest.”

Sick. Burn.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 23, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    It occurred to me after sending the link over to Craig last night – after I stopped laughing my ass off that the mayor of Macondo didn’t seem to realize that there was no more Orange Bowl – that might explain why only forty Cuban exile codgers made it over to Macondo Banana Massacre Field from the domino tables on Calle Ocho to protest Slobbering Ozzie’s paen to Fidel back in April. They were the only ones left who were still reflexively hysterical and apoplectic enough to pay the admission fee.

    Everyone else got in on their press passes.

    And when you think about it, you can also appreciate what an idiot the mayor is for imagining that any of his fellow Cuban-Americans would actually protest the death of Castro. To do that would be almost as futile as the embargo itself.

    • Old Gator - Oct 23, 2012 at 9:24 PM

      Coda: Teflon Beinfest held a press conference today. He was asked how the guys in the locker room had responded to the firing. Beinfest replied that there was no one in the locker room. Makes sense, in a Feesh notochord trust sort of way.

      Beinfest seemed, in general, pretty jocular – which probably was because Scrooge McLoria didn’t also sever his jugular. I figger he must have felt a little like Dostoyevsky after the Czar issued him a pardon five seconds before the firing squad was due to pull their triggers.

  2. deadeyedesign23 - Oct 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Ozzie might turn it into a memorial.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Oct 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Not a good idea to suggest a gathering like that in a venue that has never held more than 1200 people in it at one time.

    • Old Gator - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      30,000 plus, ackcherley. It’s not safe to play around straw men – you can get your tushie burned.

      • tfbuckfutter - Oct 23, 2012 at 1:51 PM

        The most the Marlins have ever drawn to a game is 30,000….a number lower than 14 teams averaged this year…..and that negates my wisecrack?

      • Old Gator - Oct 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

        Which means 16 teams didn’t do as well as they did, and considering that they are in the 17th largest market being 14th in attendance ain’t really that bad. People are still going to judge the way they draw by the way they drew at JoeProDolSharkLife Stadium, which is baloney. You want to rag on someone, rag on the Crew of the Minnow up in Seattle.

        Anyway, being off by 27,800 on a count of 1,200 would probably negate most of my wisecracks.

      • tfbuckfutter - Oct 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

        They aren’t 14th in attendance.

        You said the most they have had in the stadium is 30,000 (negating my hyperbolic joke of them only ever having 1200 at one time), a number that was exceeded EVERY GAME by 14 teams.

        They were 18th in attendance (at 27,400 average) which, being in the 17th largest market is NOT a feather in their cap.

        At least look up the numbers before trying to play the math game (and 30,000 – 1200 isn’t 27,800 (400 more than the team averaged) it is 28,800…..1400 more than the team averaged per game)

  4. sophiethegreatdane - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    I admittedly do not know the dynamics of the folks involved, but that wasn’t exactly the “sickest burn” I’ve heard.

    And really — “burn”? Are we bringing this back? We used to “burn” on each other back when I was in middle school, and that was a LOOOOONG time ago.

    • Old Gator - Oct 23, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      Sophie – if you lived here, and appreciated the dynamics (if I may flatter the relationships under consideration with that term) between the parties involved, you’d understand why it is indeed a sick. burn.

  5. stlouis1baseball - Oct 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Rember the term “face” Sophie? That’s another oldie but a goody.
    Growing up in Indiana…you could find a pickup basketball game literally…in every other driveway.
    When one of us would block the others shot it was….”you got faced.” Or just…”face.”
    I dig the term burn. It never really left. Just wasn’t used as much for about a decade.
    We could even double dip and say…”Ooooohhhh….burn…in your face.”

  6. denny65 - Oct 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    So we’ve gone from a discussion of Guillen and Castro and that mayor guy–whoever he is–to an analysis of trite and overworked phrases used in “That 70s Show?”

    BTW, did Danny Masterson ever have another on-screen acting gig?

    • mazblast - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM

      Yes. Nothing very noteworthy, but the guy stays busy–

    • don444 - Oct 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      lol Moron, I’m no great lover of movies or network televison but even I’m aware that Masterson has done a TON of other stuff besides that. Thanks for playing and sharing your profound ignorance with the world, but it’s time to get lost now.

  7. don444 - Oct 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    No big deal as Miami is little more than a hedonistic cesspool inundated with party animals and lowlifes, so it’s perfectly fine if the mayor of such a locale is a stone moron.

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