The flea-market ownership of the Miami Marlins have let down their fans too many times to count through the years, whether it's running one of their traditional fire sales -- see: November's $160 million salary dump -- or pocketing revenue-sharing money intended for players. Or, lest we forget, getting South Florida taxpayers to plunk down 80 percent of the cost for a new $634 million baseball park.
But this might take the cake even for them.
The team has threatened to sue Bill and Jan Leon, season ticket holders since 1998, for having the gall to ask for a different seat location -- as they say the ticket agreement permits -- and refusing to pay when the team failed to comply. The New Miami Times reports the Leons signed a two-year agreement for their tickets (at $25,000 per year) with the option of changing their seats if they were unhappy with their location after the first season. Which they were, thanks to a sign that obstructed their view.
The team responded with the following letter threatening litagation.
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The Marlins better dig in. Bill Leon's response?
"I have no intention of renewing," he told the New Times. "They're a Double A team now. It went down the toilet when they sold off all the players." Burn.