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Quote of the Day: Mike Cameron slams the Marlins

Nov 14, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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Mike Cameron does not have some official standing to speak on behalf of Marlins fans or anything. But he did end his career in a Marlins uniform, and was able, for a little while, to see the workings of that place.  Based on this interview he gave to Maureen Mullen of CSNNewEngland.com, those workings are pretty ugly.

He goes on about how no free agent who has a choice of teams will ever play for the Marlins given the lack of stability there, and says this about the overall situation:

“It just kind of pissed me off the way they’re doing things and baseball is kind of allowing it.  That’s ridiculous. Basically, they lied to the people, they lied to everybody. You get a new stadium and then this happens? That’s not good for baseball.”

I think those are the two salient points here: (1) the lying to people about the team’s direction against the backdrop of the stadium deal and their claim that a ballpark would make it all better; and (2) baseball doing absolutely nothing about it.

  1. manute - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Thanks for the summary of what he said. I was having a hard time understand words like “lied” and “not good.”

    Lawyers gonna lawyer.

    • ezthinking - Nov 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      And bitches have to bitch.

      • manute - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM

        I hope you at least appreciate the irony…

  2. cadillacjosh - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    I’ve always enjoyed when Camboogie talks. Pretty smart guy.

  3. thinman61 - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Bud Selig is chartering a blue ribbon commission to investigate claims of Jeffrey Loria being (a) a douchenozzle, and (b) bad for baseball. It’s the same blue ribbon commission currently looking into moving the A’s to San Jose. so the Loria matter will be number two on their to-do list. A full report can be expected in 2035.

    • ptfu - Nov 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      Speaking of Loria being a douchenozzle–can he be added to HBT’s Official List of Douchenozzles? For lying to his fan base and selling them out?

      • El Bravo - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM

        hahaha, I literally just did on the post from this morning (busy day for me with real work and stuff).

        the whole list:

        1. Randy Miller – South Jersey Courier-Post (abuses BBWAA privileges, HOF vote by submitting blank ballots; also invented superhero Saberboy, which is cool)
        2. Luke Scott – perennial all-star douchenozzle. Luke says, “you don’t have to worry about me unless you’re a criminal or communist.”
        3. Ryan Braun – for cheating and also for not cheating, either way we will likely never know the truth, and that is annoying.
        4. Jon Heyman – CBS (for having a documented history of talking up and selling Scott Boras clients to ball clubs)
        5. Nick Swisher – seriously, do I need a reason?
        6. C.J. Wilson – Tweeted Napoli’s cell number as “prank” b/c Napoli said he was looking forward to hitting HRs off of him this season.
        7. Matt Bush – DUI and for ruining his career
        8. Joba Chamberlain – for thinking he is capable of using a trampoline with his fat toady ass
        [Joba’s addition was rescinded given how unlucky the poor bastard was and he was just trying to be a good dad.]
        8. Bobby Jenks – DUI (influence mainly muscle relaxers…), amazing quote “When Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks if he had taken anything else other than the muscle relaxers, he told the officer that he “was going to be honest with you, I was just leaving Babes because I hit a car. I just had to get out of there.”
        9. Delmon Young – Assault; anti-Semitism; generally just a D-to-the-nozz all around.
        10. Pedro Gomez – BBWAA voter with no sense.
        11. Cole Hamels – for beaning Harper for being 19 and talented.
        12. Rob Dibble – Because he shoulda never left this list as the inaugural douchenozzle.
        13. Bud Selig – repeatedly suggests, nay insists, that no one wants more instant replay in baseball.
        14. Hawk Harrelson – homerism reaches new bounds by repeatedly calling out umps for hurting the “good guys” with bad calls.
        15. Bobby Valentine – per Alex K, “Bobby V. isn’t on the list yet? He said a coach taking time off to tend to his sick kid was ‘on vacation.’ Total nozzle statement, bro.”
        16. Yunel Escobar – Wore “TU ERE MARICON” eye-black like a douchenozzle would do.
        17. Roger Goodell – The totalitarian regime of which is the NFL, headed by the iron fist of Goodell, is so powerful that the douchiness of their league temporarily penetrated the MLB blogosphere, hence the NFL-related DN addition.
        18. Jamie McCourt – For trying to add on to her $131 million settlement with Frank b/c the Dodgers sold for more than she thought they would ($2 billion). Mainly though, for simply being in the news again this year, qualifying Ms. McCourt for this DN list.
        19. The Offseason – no baseball. Seriously, the offseason is such a dick.
        20. Francisco Rodriguez – for cheating then beating his lady…allegedly.
        21. Curt Schilling – For being a terrible and unrepentant businessman.
        22. Jeff “Scrooge” McLoria – Totally manhandling the city of Miami and its new team and just not given a mothaf@ck about anyone but himself.
        23. The Marlins Front Office – See #22 and realize he isn’t the only douchenozzle in the douchenozzle pod.

      • El Bravo - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM

        PS this is the El Bravo Official List. HBT has no such list and probably shouldn’t for integrity reasons.

      • ptfu - Nov 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

        Outstanding, El Bravo, and thanks. This is exactly what I was thinking of. Carry on!

        Yeah, it’s probably a good idea that this isn’t an official HBT list. Wouldn’t want HBT to bring down the list’s integrity :-)

  4. blacksables - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I know everyone wants to bag on the Marlins, and that’s fine. But why is no one talking about the fact that the Blue Jays turned the AL East into a legimate 4-team race.

    Less negativitiy about things we can’t control, and more baseball, please.

  5. stevejeltzjehricurl - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Cameron should throw his hat in the ring to be the next commissioner. He appears to have a better handle on a key issue that Bud.

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