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Paulwny
12-05-2001, 06:01 AM
Part of an article by Johnette Howard, Newsday


In addition to fending off opposing arguments by a former pro wrestler - fast-talking Minnesota Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura - Selig has a new question to answer to as of Monday.

If things are so bleak in baseball, why is New Yorker Charles Dolan, the Cablevision magnate, willing to drop some $365 million for just a 54-percent share of the Boston Red Sox? Why are six other bidders in close pursuit of Dolan and frothing to own the team?

That's extraordinary money. It also would be yet another credibility blow to Selig and the rest of baseball's ownership - if baseball's management had any credibility to begin with.

If teams are such a bad investment, why are the owners of the two teams most likely to be moved or eliminated - Jeff Loria of Montreal and John Henry of the Florida Marlins - angling to get right back into ownership positions? Loria, a New York art dealer, might end up with the Marlins or Anaheim Angels and Henry is set to join the Tom Werner group bidding on the Red Sox against Dolan.

FarWestChicago
12-05-2001, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by Paulwny
If things are so bleak in baseball, why is New Yorker Charles Dolan, the Cablevision magnate, willing to drop some $365 million for just a 54-percent share of the Boston Red Sox? Why are six other bidders in close pursuit of Dolan and frothing to own the team?I personally think anybody who believes what the owners say about their finances should be removed from the gene pool for the good of the species. :smile: