Being a part of the Bush family does not guarantee you get everything you please. Oh wait, we had a Bush in office from 2000-2008. Ok, maybe it does mean you can have pretty much anything you want. But if there is one thing a Bush can’t have, it is the Miami Marlins.
Former Florida governor, Jeb Bush, tried to be like his brother, George, in that he tried to buy his very own MLB team. Back in 1989, George and some investors purchased the Texas Rangers. In 1994, he resigned as the CEO, but still kept ownership with the team, until he sold it for $15 million. All in all, I would say it was a good business venture.
Now Jeb, like George wants to cash in on the Marlins. But unfortunately for Jeb, he will not be getting them. The owner of the Marlins, Jeffery Loria, rejected the offer, despite it allegedly being a rather large one.
Good for Loria. The Bush’s don’t need a hand in baseball anymore than they should have a hand running the country. Loria, keep your product. I know it last year was kind of shaky for the Marlins and yes, the attendance was one of the lowest in history, but that does not mean that you can’t make it work this season.
The Marlins still have some great players, even though they’ve traded most of them away. If a power like Giancarlo Stanton fell into the hands of a Bush, who knows what could happen?