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Larry Beinfest speaks about his plight in Miami

Sep 24, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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I guess “plight” is strong, but it’s a pretty crappy place to be for a well-paid baseball executive like Marlins president Larry Beinfest. His boss is toying with his job security, leaving the press to openly speculate as to whether he’s going to be fired. And he can’t even do his job because that same boss is usurping his authority.

Throughout all of this, Beinfest has remained silent. But he’s silent no more. He spoke with 104.3 The Ticket in Miami and talked about his current state of limbo. The entire interview can be heard here. The highlights:

  • He confirmed that Loria is involved with baseball decisions but that he knew that would be the case when he was hired;
  • While he wanted to keep the Loria drama internal, reading reports about it all have gotten to him lately and rumors about losing his job are getting to him and affecting his family; and
  • While he may be out the door, he feels he’s done a good job this season setting up the Marlins for the future.

Which Jeff Loria will take all the credit for, of course.


  1. stex52 - Sep 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    News flash, people!! Having a bad boss is bad for your health. How many of you guys haven’t already lived this fact? Doesn’t matter how cushy your job is, that guy can kill you with stress if he chooses to.

  2. Old Gator - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Or if he’s Scrooge McLoria, he can make your skin crawl merely by being in the same room.

    This is an unfortunate situation, but Beinfest is sort of half-right. He’s set up the team with some great kids, but so what? How long will they be kept around – until just before they’re up for a big payday? Can you really make a run at a championship with a dormitory full of indentured servants? I do hope, regardless, that Beinfest gets put out of his misery soon, secure in the knowledge that he’ll find a much better situation for himself before his old office seat gets cold.

    Meanwhile, Scrooge McLoria, what have you done with the Chihuahua?

  3. natstowngreg - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    As Elton John sang (and Bernie Taupin wrote):

    “It’s sad, so sad
    It’s a sad, sad situation
    And it’s getting more and more absurd
    It’s sad, so sad
    Why can’t we talk it over
    Oh it seems to me
    That sorry seems to be the hardest word”

    I have a feeling that “sorry” will never be heard from Loria.

    As a fan of a division rival, it would be easy to just enjoy the wins, and not give a damn about Fish fans’ misery. However, as a baseball fan, it’s painful to see someone like Loria allowed to run a Major League franchise. He could redeem himself somewhat by keeping, and building upon, the core of young talent, but there’s good reason to be skeptical that he will.

  4. shawnuel - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Larry is a Seattle boy. Started as a ball boy and worked his way up the ladder. I, for one, am a Mariner fan who thinks a homecoming is in order.

    • gloccamorra - Sep 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      You don’t back Jack, I take it?

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