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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:42 PM

Is Your Team's Owner a Major League Asshole?

n early February, a US Patent and Trademark Office court in Washington, DC, confirmed what baseball fans had suspected for more than a century: The New York Yankees are evil. After an internet startup, Evil Empire Inc., had attempted to trademark the phrase "Baseball's Evil Empire," the Yankees filed an injunction, and the panel of judges agreed. As the court put it, "The record shows that there is only one Evil Empire in baseball and it is the New York Yankees." If only it were true. The ranks of Major League Baseball owners include some of the richest men—and they are almost exclusively white males—in the country, as likely to open their wallets for a super-PAC as they are a top-shelf free agent. Viewed in the context of the competition, with its anti-discrimination settlements and SEC investigations, the Yankees are, like their Opening Day roster, fairly pedestrian.

So where does your team's ownership rank? We took a stab at it, analyzing each franchise by its level of political activity (based on campaign donations and office-seeking) and relative degree of evil—copyrighted or not. Read below the matrix for the full breakdown.



http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/04/matrix-major-league-baseball-owners-asshole

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:45 PM

1. I have no pretenses...

I just assume no matter what their public image looks like, behind the scenes all sports team owners are the devil incarnate...I'm very rarely proven wrong...

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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:47 PM

2. Oh, absolutely.

Still love my Cubbies, though.

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Fri Apr 5, 2013, 04:56 PM

3. No. Just rich as hell.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 05:00 PM

4. Without a doubt.

Almost as big as the asshole Commissioner of Baseball, who allowed them the opportunity to buy the team in the first place.

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