Originally written on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 10/13/14

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 19: Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria watches from the seats as his team takes on the New York Yankees in game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 19, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
On NASCAR duty through the weekend, but will try to keep you guys up to speed on Marlins stuff. Came across a couple of diametrically opposed articles regarding Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria that I thought would be a good springboard for discussion. Nathan Vardi at Forbes had an interesting blog post on Loria in which he credits him for getting the stadium deal done. In the lead, he recalls sitting with Loria at a Marlins-Cardinals spring training game in Jupiter seven years ago. Loria was gushing about Albert Pujols. Who would have guessed the Marlins would ever have a shot at signing him? On the other side of the coin is Yahoo! Sports columnist Jeff Passan, who might be the club’s biggest critic. Passan has gained some renown in these parts for his saturation bombing of Loria and David Samson. Some of you might already have seen his latest Marlins piece, in which he expresses a healthy dose of skepticism as to whether a new stadium will turn the Marlins into a thriving franchise. Pa...
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