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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Two Teams Are Better Than One

It's not anything that anybody has actually bothered with, but tucked away at the very end of one of Sully's obscure blog posts is this nugget o' joy:

[MLBPA Executive Director Don] Fehr also was asked about [Tribune Corp. owner] Sam Zell having a piece of the White Sox while being in charge of the Cubs at the same time.

“That’s potentially an issue, but I assume that will all be sorted out when they get [the sale] taken care of,” he said.

Back in the day, this kind of thing was rather a big deal. But now that we're living in an age when Baron Budhausen can swing sweetheart deals for his buddies to buy the Red Sox, while simultaneously allowing another buddy to score the Marlins while abandoning a once-healthy franchise in Montreal, I guess we shouldn't be surprised that he'll let a crony get away with owning a piece of two separate teams. Especially if one of the teams is run by one of the guys who installed the Baron in his position of power (allegedly...).

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