26 Total Quotes

David Samson Quotes

We have bent over backwards with the amount of genuflecting we've done to ingratiate ourselves with the Montreal community.
David Samson
#Community

[Owner] Jeffrey [Loria] has shown time and time again his desire to win year after year, ... He has shown his desire to have a competitive team. The reason why we never talk is the proof is always in the results, and it's far more powerful when actions speak without words.
David Samson
#Desire

We do have the best grounds crew in the sport. But sometimes things happen that are out of their control.
David Samson
#Control

Right now, we're not marketing performance,
David Samson
#Marketing

We simply must play in a baseball-only facility.
David Samson
#Baseball

The fiscal insanity that Jeffrey was willing to be a part of for all these years is over. We've been asked time and time again, when does it end? And today is that day.
David Samson
#Insanity

There's no more fake deadlines or real deadlines. This is about the Marlins trying to save its franchise. We need a place to play after 2010, and we don't have one.
David Samson
#Trying

No longer can baseball in South Florida be assured,
David Samson
#Baseball

Miami, the Gateway to the Americas, could well be the first American city in 35 years to see its baseball franchise leave. People in Washington D.C. know very well how long it took to get a team back.
David Samson
#Baseball

For now, we must focus on the names on the front of the jersey. Not the name on the back.
David Samson
#Focus

The fiscal insanity that Jeffrey was willing to be a part of for all these years is over, ... We've been asked - time and time again - when does it end? And today is that day.
David Samson
#Insanity

We're definitely negotiating with everybody, and we're trying to get a deal done here because it is our first choice. But we recognize it may not happen and we don't have much time left.
David Samson
#Choice

Governments do make decisions when they attract businesses to the community. Baseball is not the only industry, by any stretch, to ask for government help when deciding where to have its corporate headquarters.
David Samson
#Baseball

Portland has more work they need to do to become a Major League city, and we have more work we're doing in terms of going to other cities and exploring those cities.
David Samson
#Work

Our focus is on staying in South Florida, that's our only goal. Five of the last seven new (major league) ballparks were built after teams started to relocate and didn't.
David Samson
#Focus

We've discovered now that our best chance, and the best chance for baseball in South Florida, is to get a building built somewhere and making it work. The important thing is keeping the team here.
David Samson
#Baseball

We're marketing no expectation, and we're trying to introduce people to players.
David Samson
#Expectation

Seat capacity will be similar, but in terms of design, that was designed to be next to the Orange Bowl, so the design will be different.
David Samson
#Design

We told them that Florida is our first choice, but we have no deal yet.
David Samson
#Choice

That's not a problem. We had to get permission from Major League Baseball, so it's not a problem.
David Samson
#Baseball

We always have hurricane awareness, we advertise that at games, talk about it, and we try to schedule more off days in September for makeup games.
David Samson
#Awareness

This is important because it shows it's not just about baseball. We've always said that the community is what matters the most. In order to have fans, you have to have a community. For people who lost their homes, it's hard for them to be fans if they have no place to live. This is a far bigger priority.
David Samson
#Baseball

We talked about a financing plan they had in mind that would require a very small contribution by the team. We told them our preference is to stay in Florida, but we have no deal in Florida. We agreed that we will stay in touch.
David Samson
#Mind

It should be noted that Miami and south Florida continue to be our first choice. But the reality is we don't have a deal there because our lease expires after 2010.
David Samson
#Choice

Hampton Roads speaks for itself. When it and Las Vegas are the two largest places without one of the four major league sports, there aren't many places left like it, so it was interesting.
David Samson
#Las Vegas

It's a (term) that has a connotation that is very frustrating to me. In a fire sale, you don't need a GM or an owner for that. You actually just need a booth. You stand there and say, 'Here's our players. Come get them. First come, first served, quick as you can.' That's not what this is.
David Samson
#Fire