The economics of this have nothing to do with baseball. Sometimes that gets misunderstood. This has everything to do with Mr. Hicks and Mr. Hicks’ personal economic situation. Hopefully we can get this resolved as quickly as possibly. We’ve told everybody that. I would have liked to have the Ryan-Greenberg group approved awhile ago.â†µ
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There’s no doubt in my mind that we have the right to select ownership, and we will do that.
Those are some excerpts from Bud Selig’s response to Maury Brown’s questions in a conference call.â†µ
This is a bit reassuring, to say the least. The ownership debacle was easier to stomach while the team was winning. After getting pounded by a horrible team at home to drop a game for the fifth time out of seven, we need some good news on the ownership front.