June 27, 2005

Message to Major League Baseball owners:: Don't sell the Nationals to George Soros. If you do, the Republican Congress cannot be held responsible for any revenge legislation which may occur. Free enterprise, my ass.

posted by danostuporstar to baseball at 12:59 PM - 6 comments

That sounds like posturing to me. They are trying to discourage MLB from dealing with Soros. I find it very hard to believe that they could find the support to harm MLB in any significant way.

posted by bperk at 04:31 PM on June 27, 2005

bperk, it's the little things that add up to the morning you wke up and the dream is gone.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:14 PM on June 27, 2005

Sally Jenkins wrote a great column on this in today's Washington Post. A sample...

Some Republican lawmakers don't think George Soros should be permitted to purchase a Major League Baseball team because he's too liberal and he has some wacky notions. I must have been napping, and that's why I missed the part where we became a country in which Democrats are no longer allowed to buy things.
She mentions that if Marge Schott could own a team anyone should be allowed. I think she missed the opportunity to include former Los Angeles Dodger owner, Rupert Murdock in that list, but maybe that one is too obvious. She also points out that Soros isn't even the major partner in the bid. Good article, all around.

posted by scully at 07:50 AM on June 29, 2005

My bad. Jenkins does mention Murdock later in the article. I missed it the first time in the print addition on the train this morning. Mea culpa.

posted by scully at 07:53 AM on June 29, 2005

Thanks terrapin, I've all but given up on the Post...so please continue to share when they print something worthwhile.

posted by danostuporstar at 03:09 PM on June 29, 2005

Yeah, and across town, Pete Angelous is a model citizen.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:12 PM on June 29, 2005

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