Marlins must move on Stanton

Updated: February 26, 2013, 12:24 PM ET
By Buster Olney

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says he hasn't seen negative reaction to the slashing of the team's payroll, other than a few crazy phone calls.

From Joe Capozzi's piece:

    Loria said he has heard very little negative reaction lately. He said he attended a food and wine festival on Saturday and was "probably approached by 20 or 30 people all of whom congratulated me and said, 'You had to do what you did.' To a person." Negative feedback? "I haven't seen anything. I got a few silly phone calls. That was in November. It stopped. I'm hoping maybe we can just call a halt to it all and try and get behind the home team this next year."

Really, it's a brilliant mindset, and got me to thinking that maybe other noted sports figures should consider the same:

Scott Norwood: "I DIDN'T see the ball go wide right. Bills win!"

Chris Webber: "Timeout? Who called a timeout? Not me."

Ron Washington: "I DIDN'T see Nelson Cruz miss David Freese's fly ball. Man, the champagne was sweet!"

Bill Buckner: "What do you mean 'Ground ball between my legs'? I didn't see that. A few crazy people say something about that, but that was back in October. I was probably approached by 20 or 30 people all of whom congratulated me on the play."

Loria, beyond demonstrating that he lives in some other universe, made some news in saying that he doesn't see the Marlins offering Giancarlo Stanton a deal anytime during the course of this season.