Tuesday, June 28, 2005

davis threatens baseball

from ivy chat and wapo -- ownership will get a chance to regret 1922 yet. virginia republican congressman tom davis threatens the antitrust exemption because george soros might buy the team.

"Why should politics have anything to do with who owns the team," Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) asked. "So Congress is going to get involved in every baseball ownership decision? Are they next going to worry about a manager they don't like? I've never seen anything as impotent as a congressman threatening the baseball exemption. It gets threatened half a dozen times a year, and our batting average threatening the exemption is zero."

i'm sure the legacy of kenesaw landis will live on, but many congressmen have decided to become increasingly involved in the machinations of baseball in their neverending search for publicity -- and use the exemption as pretext to throw down any fiat they wish.

live by the sword, die by the sword. they should never have asked for government protection in the first place.

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