Report: Jeffrey Loria Hates Hoodies
While the Marlins are reportedly Marlining and considering trading Jose Fernandez, there was a tidbit in one of the reports that struck us as a perfect example of the dysfunction that apparently courses through the organization:
On at least two occasions in the Marlins clubhouse this season, Fernandez approached Hill — according to multiple player sources — and openly said “when are you going to trade me?”
“There were times this season where, not all, but some players and coaches hoped Jose would go out on the mound and get shelled,” a player source told me. “We thought it would get him to be more humble.”
The stories I’ve been told by several player sources within the last few weeks certainly paint a different picture of the team and their fan-friendly, star pitcher.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria implemented a team rule stating players and coaches are not permitted to wear pullover hoodies during batting practice or in the dugout during a game unless the team is playing in cold weather conditions. “That’s a rule that Fernandez doesn’t care about,” one player source told me.
Why, exactly, would Loria care whether players wore pullover hoodies during batting practice or in the dugout? And is it really just pullover hoodies? Can they wear zipper-based hoodies?
And is it the hoodie part of it that bothers him? Can they wear pullover sweatshirts with no hoods?
Presumably, Loria would not hire this guy to manage his team.