Bud Selig gets contract extension
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| By chris_d on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 11:45 am:|
As expected, Selig gets three year extension -- until 2009.
| By oaktownfan on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 02:30 pm:|
Just having another owner in the commish's office is a joke and has been ever since he took over for Vincent.
I know the players don't like him and I know for sure the majority of fans thinks he's a fraud.
| By tekgraf on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 03:25 pm:|
Hopfully his tenure will be cut short.
Perhaps a little... correcting is needed?!
Time to hang out the black crepe.
| By diamond_lil on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 05:08 pm:|
Here's just a hint of what Bud Selig has to look forward to...
Another factor that could upend the Expos' proceedings is a lawsuit filed by 14 former minority owners of the Florida Marlins, against MLB, including Selig, and current Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.
That group of Canadian businessmen once owned 76 percent of the Expos until Loria gained control of the club. In February 2002, Loria sold the Expos to baseball's 29 other owners and bought the Marlins from John Henry, whose group purchased the Boston Red Sox.
That minority group of former Expos owners now owns 6 percent of the Florida franchise.
In July 2002, they filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act lawsuit, a 46-page document, in U.S. District Court in Florida, then it was transferred to arbitration. DuPuy said those claims are "wholly without merit."
The suit seeks $100 million in punitive and at least $100 million in compensatory damages, which could be tripled. A ruling, to determine whether the former limited partners have a case with the RICO suit, is expected in August at the American Arbitration Association in New York.
| By deajay on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 09:08 pm:|
And the beat goes on under Selig's firm hand (the one under the table, that is).