Pretty clear cause-and-effect here.
The Marlins are in some serious trouble. They're currently being sued by Miami-Dade County in regards to a profit-sharing agreement.
When MD County agreed to fund the construction of Marlins Park, they made the deal with the team that they would receive five percent of the profits the ownership group sold the team within a decade. Obviously they did, and Derek Jeter took over and somehow made them worse.
But the county never saw their cut.
The franchise is trying to claim foreign citizenship to protect themselves in the lawsuit, claiming they have an office in the Virgin Islands.
So sports reporter Andy Slater decided to check out the "office."
SLATER SCOOP: I found the Marlins office in the British Virgin Islands. pic.twitter.com/dIraoI5aKC— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 14, 2018
Yes, the Marlins are trying to claim foreign citizenship with a P.O. Box.
Well his investigation definitely infuriated the team at the top levels. So, naturally, they decided to revoke his press credentials.
Sports radio host Andy Slater flew to the BVIs last month to track down the corporate office that let the Marlins claim foreign ownership in a court fight with Miami-Dade. Team got ticked and Slater had his press credentials yanked after that report. https://t.co/7Hj7xl4LJG— Doug Hanks (@doug_hanks) May 17, 2018