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Montcobaseball

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« Topic Start: August 18, 2005, 08:15:42 AM »
First it was by the all star break, then mid-August, and now............


PASADENA, Calif. -- The sale of the Major League Baseball-owned and operated Washington Nationals should be complete by early September, with possible approval and closing by the end of the season, MLB's second-highest official said on Wednesday.
Eight groups are still in the running, with the three that have the strongest ties to the District among the top candidates. On Wednesday, a report was presented to the relocation committee, which has overseen the team's move from Montreal and its sale, and later heard by the executive council.

"The Commissioner is committed, he said, to getting this done within 30 days," Bob DuPuy -- MLB's vice president, chief operating officer and No. 2 official behind Commissioner Bud Selig -- said. "Ballpark, Labor Day. That's still our target for announcing a winner."

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« Reply #1: August 18, 2005, 08:32:01 AM »
Hey, I'm bringing a party of 20 to the Labor Day monday game, that would be a plus if they made the announcement.

Methinks they get a warm welcome, assuming it's a local group.

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« Reply #2: August 18, 2005, 08:51:06 AM »
The announcement won't mean squat.  It says they won't settle until late September meaning that can't take possesion of the team or spend any money until then.  So you can write off this season completely.

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« Reply #3: August 18, 2005, 09:00:09 AM »
well, we are doing adequately with what we have.

we won't really NEED the new owners until the Hot Stove League.

and if anything that MLB says is to be believed, we'll have them in plenty of time.

looks like anyone who predicted that Bud wouldn't want to overshadow the World Series was correct.

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« Reply #4: August 18, 2005, 10:32:10 AM »
I wouldn't trust having my wallet in my pocket in the same room as Selig.  He is below contempt.  He will drag this out as long as possible.

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« Reply #5: August 20, 2005, 02:11:35 PM »
Anyone who knows how MLB works knew that the Nats wouldn't have an owner before the season was over, let along in tame to make some major moves to help the team this year. The longer it drags on after the end of the season, the more the fool Selig makes himself appear to be.

I'm starting to worry that MLB will not have made a final decision when the free agent market starts up, ONCE MORE putting the franchise in a position of last in, last out regarding available talent...

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« Reply #6: August 20, 2005, 02:45:05 PM »
I'm really pissed with this recent news.  MLB is stalling the sale of the Nationals so they can rake in every cent from the ticket and merchandise sales.  Can someone tell me I am wrong here?  

I think MLB should give a $50 million rebate to the new owners because the sale should have been consummated by the All-Star break.  

Those Montreal fans were right about Bud Seaslug, DuPuke, and the other MLB cronies.  They want to get $$$$$ at the expense of a team and a city.  That's why those clowns made the Expos fail in Montreal.  

If there is not a new owner by October 2, 2005, there should be a class-action lawsuit filed against the commissioner and the league.  I think Malek and other potential groups should file lawsuits if MLB doesn't select a bidder by October 2.  

A federal court order should be warranted if necessary.  





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First it was by the all star break, then mid-August, and now............


PASADENA, Calif. -- The sale of the Major League Baseball-owned and operated Washington Nationals should be complete by early September, with possible approval and closing by the end of the season, MLB's second-highest official said on Wednesday.
Eight groups are still in the running, with the three that have the strongest ties to the District among the top candidates. On Wednesday, a report was presented to the relocation committee, which has overseen the team's move from Montreal and its sale, and later heard by the executive council.

"The Commissioner is committed, he said, to getting this done within 30 days," Bob DuPuy -- MLB's vice president, chief operating officer and No. 2 official behind Commissioner Bud Selig -- said. "Ballpark, Labor Day. That's still our target for announcing a winner."