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"Pawn of Selig"

2004 June 28
by Skip Sauer

Part two of Steve Fainaru’s salvo at Bud Selig is up at the Washington Post. There’s plenty of red meat in the story, which focuses on the tale of woe that is the Montreal Expos. Under Bud’s watch, the Expos have been transformed from a team that drew 2 million fans a year into the story’s headline: “Pawn of Selig.”

Other tidbits: a three-way franchise transaction referred to as a “bag job,” meetings at MLB headquarters where participants were forbidden to take notes, and Selig being likened to “Johnny Soprano” by a Florida politician. It’s a lengthy article for a newspaper. So read it when you’ve got some time to spare, and as the late Doug Pappas would say, draw your own conclusions.

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