Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Serious Stuff

So, Jim Bowden got busted for DUI. I'm not going to make any jokes about this. I can't tell you what my line is, but this is on the other side of it. That's not to say I'm not laughing at the jokes of others or even making my own in other outlets; I'm just not comfortable piling on the guy here.

Bowden should be fired, but this shouldn't even factor into it.

In happier news, we've just about got our owner(s).
Atlanta sports executive Stan Kasten has joined the family of Theodore "Ted" Lerner in a bid to purchase the Washington Nationals, sources said, boosting the Lerners' chances in what baseball insiders believe is a three-way race to buy the team for $450 million.
So let's all welcome Theostan Lernaster.

This is an issue I've said nothing about, and there's a good reason. I don't know anything about these guys. If there's one area in which my knowledge is lacking, it's millionaires. How the hell do I know who's going to be a good owner? I was against Jeff Smulyan, and that was owing entirely to the fact that he was the only candidate who had actually failed at owning a team. That's enough for me. But people who know or pretend to know more than I do say this is good news, so go ahead and listen to them. I'm unconvinced that a new owner is going to be able or willing to fix much immediately, but anything that makes the Nats look a little more like a real franchise is nice.

4 comments:

Chris Needham said...

It's solely a pretend to know thing. ;)

Unless you're getting Ted Turner, Mark Wohlers, or Mike Bielecki, you can't go wrong with picking an ex-Brave.

Ryan said...

So you're also sick of AIDS patients on the subway?

Daedalus said...

The funny thing is not the DUI but the fact that he was beat up by his girlfriend! She's being charged with domestic assault, apparently.

Anyway, karma's a bitch, and his has come back to haunt him.

King said...

One thing I hated about this whole thing was the article on ESPN.com about it:

"Bowden's arrest comes as Major League Baseball closes in on announcing a new owner for the former Montreal Expos."

They can't even call us by our own team name.