JUPITER, Fla. Several Miami Marlins headed to the clubhouse Tuesday morning by walking between a cluster of microphones, several video cameras and a group of reporters.
Is Obama coming? outfielder Bryan Petersen asked.
No. Media members were waiting for someone who actually had been more elusive than the president during the previous four months Jeffrey Loria.
The Marlins owner had remained quiet during an offseason highlighted by the firing of manager Ozzie Guillen and a blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Loria began discussing his team on Sunday when he published a full-page letter to the fans in several south Florida newspapers. The following night, he met with a group of local print reporters.
Then Tuesday morning, Loria stepped before the microphone and cameras outside the Marlins clubhouse. The press conference started about 30 minutes after the owner had arrived and lasted for approximately 15 minutes.
Its kind of hard to stop a runaway train, Loria said in expla...