Thursday, January 20, 2005

Florida Marlins Termed "Terrorists" by FL State Senator

From Marlins seek $60 million from state:

"The Marlins, though, may have a bigger hurdle on the other side of the Capitol, where Senate President Tom Lee appeared less receptive.

'I thought that we already appropriated money to help them move to Vegas,' he said. 'I was very disappointed that they publicly announced the negotiations and discussions with Las Vegas, and I don't negotiate with terrorists.'

Samson wants $2 million a year for 30 years. He said that money would allow the team to borrow $30 million today and 'close the current funding gap' toward a $360 million stadium. The city of Miami, Miami-Dade County and the Marlins also are picking up part of the tab."