That's what this lawsuit, filed by Fort Lauderdale attorney Todd Payne, seems to suggest -- am I reading this right?
Here's a little back story by CBSsports.com:
Apparently, back in February of 2008, there was some sort of awards banquet with an auction in Miami. Marlins president David Samson -- who doesn't own the team, mind you -- said the first item up for bid was the Marlins and he'd sell them for $10 million, seemingly as a joke. And a man said he'd bid the $10 million, which was surely seen by everyone in attendance as furthering the joke.Surely no one hates Dave Samson's pedestrian and obvious movie reviews more than me, but is there another side to this story?
Instead, Omeranz and Landsma Corporation in Florida is now suing the Marlins, believing it bought the Marlins for $10 million and that the Marlins have breached contract. Seriously, here's the court filing PDF, via Sportinlaw.com.
(There better be.)
Or maybe the rubes in the crowd just don't get his sophisticated sense of humor?