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Paulwny
11-13-2001, 08:32 PM
The lords of baseball will fight this one, they never open their books. This may be a revelation as to where the money goes.




Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth subpoenaed documents from Selig and the two teams in his state on Tuesday to find out if Florida and Tampa Bay are candidates for elimination.

"The people of Florida are entitled to some straight answers about the future of baseball in Florida," Butterworth said.

The subpoenas require baseball turn over documents to Butterworth by Dec. 13 -- including all studies, research or reports relating to contraction and any documents relating to the Nov. 6 meeting and the contraction vote that day.

Butterworth also wants documents relating to profits or losses by the two Florida teams and major league baseball, as well as the potential economic impact to Miami and the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of losing the teams.

Butterworth thinks owners already might have decided which two teams will be dropped.

"It's not going to be easy for baseball to move out of the state of Florida," Butterworth said.

"Why are they always hiding behind closed doors? They act like they are electing a pope."

Florida's Supreme Court ruled in 1994 that baseball's antitrust exemption didn't apply to franchise movement.

LongDistanceFan
11-13-2001, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Paulwny
The lords of baseball will fight this one, they never open their books. This may be a revelation as to where the money goes.




Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth subpoenaed documents from Selig and the two teams in his state on Tuesday to find out if Florida and Tampa Bay are candidates for elimination.

"The people of Florida are entitled to some straight answers about the future of baseball in Florida," Butterworth said.

The subpoenas require baseball turn over documents to Butterworth by Dec. 13 -- including all studies, research or reports relating to contraction and any documents relating to the Nov. 6 meeting and the contraction vote that day.

Butterworth also wants documents relating to profits or losses by the two Florida teams and major league baseball, as well as the potential economic impact to Miami and the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of losing the teams.

Butterworth thinks owners already might have decided which two teams will be dropped.

"It's not going to be easy for baseball to move out of the state of Florida," Butterworth said.

"Why are they always hiding behind closed doors? They act like they are electing a pope."

Florida's Supreme Court ruled in 1994 that baseball's antitrust exemption didn't apply to franchise movement. i can't wait to see the results and the books, i hope minny does the same thing.