Nepotism Poster Child David Samson Insults Phillies Fans
Have you ever been a Vice President of two Baseball teams just because your stepdad owned those teams? Probably not. That is not a common experience. But David Samson knows how that feels. David Samson helped his former stepdad Jeffrey Loria run both the Expos and the Marlins when Loria owned them. Then once Loria left unceremoniously baseball, so did Samson, never to be hired again. Now since he has no team to run because no one else will hire him, David Samson is a regular guest on The Dan Le Batard Show. And in a recent appearance, he took a potshot at Phillies fans.
“I can’t stand them. As a guy who was in the NL East for 8 years, it is ridiculous… In Philly, there were years they were not in the playoffs, and it is quiet, they are grumpy, they are rude, and it is empty. Now all of a sudden it is a bunch of frontrunners and they are going crazy. They are not even in the top 5 fanbases in all of baseball”
That’s just how fan bases usually work David. How many fanbases sell out when they are losing? Maybe in Football, but never in Baseball. The Rays were in the playoffs and couldn’t even fill out the lower level. Your former team the Marlins built a new stadium, while you were there, and never got people to come out. The Diamondbacks, who are in the NLCS, are basically giving tickets away at home.
Yet the Phillies are charging the cost of one month’s rent in some cases for 4 tickets, and they sell out every game in the playoffs. We have National Pundits calling it an SEC atmosphere. Phillies fans are so loud, they reach noise levels literally dangerous for your health. But we aren’t a top fanbase? I know you have been out of baseball for a while, again because no one but your ex-stepdad would ever hire you. But maybe don’t open your mouth if you are going to say something so stupid.
He did have some very nice things to say about the team themselves. So at least he is not a complete hater. But his shot at the fans just seems like leftover resentment from his run-ins with Phillies fans in the past.
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