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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:25 PM
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Former Bush partner to run Dodgers!
NEW YORK (AP)Former Texas Rangers president J. Thomas Schieffer was hired by Commissioner Bud Selig on Monday to run the Los Angeles Dodgers, less than a week after Major League Baseball took over operation of the franchise from owner Frank McCourt.

Schieffer was an investor in the ownership group headed by George W. Bush and Rusty Rose that purchased the Rangers in 1989. He was the club president from 1991-99 and the franchises general partner from November 1994 until June 1998.

In seizing control of the franchise, MLB told the Dodgers that any expenditure of $5,000 or more would have to be approved.

Tom is a distinguished public servant who has represented the nation with excellence and has demonstrated extraordinary leadership throughout his career, Selig said in a statement. The many years that he spent managing the operations of a successful franchise will benefit the Dodgers and Major League Baseball as a whole.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-dodgers-schief...
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:41 PM
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1. Hey, Selig said the guy managed a "successful fanchise"...
Apparently he was manager of another team because the Bush years were not a success for the rangers.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:00 PM
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2. Yeah that puzzles me
Bud must owe a Bushie a favor- this appointment has political cronyism written all over it. As a long time DC resident I knows it when I sees it..
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:02 PM
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3. That was my thought too
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:06 PM
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4. LOL this could be fun
How can they ripoff McCourt. The rich robbing the rich.
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