Hilarious video takes Marlins to task for trade
Taiwan television aired cartoon video
The fiasco that has become Miami Marlins has become such a hit overseas that a Taiwan television show has immortalized the blunder in animation.
Under the headline, "Miami Marlins to Fans: Go Screw Yourselves," Taiwan's NMA.tv has used cartoon animation to show how team owner Jeffrey Loria allegedly hoodwinked the city into building him a new stadium and then traded all his best players to clear payroll.
Using English subtitles under the Chinese narration, Loria is shown crossing his fingers as he and local politicians cut the ribbon on Marlins Park and in a later scene a Toronto Blue Jays van picks up Marlins players while dropping off a large money bag.
The video even portrays Loria's disastrous stint as an owner in Montreal by showing him bashing the head of the Expos mascot with a baseball bat.
NMA.tv has gained notoriety for highlighting certain worldwide events in easy-to-understand animated videos, but this was certainly the first time the Marlins have been taken to the woodshed.
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