Post reports the Lerner is officially named owner

Team sources have told The Post that Ted Lerner will be announced as the Nationals owner later today. MLB Commisioner Bud Selig will hold a teleconference and the Lerners will hold a press conference later today. No word from yet.

3 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    The Malek-Zients and Smulyan groups lobbied city officials repeatedly in the past year, but the Lerners remained quiet, talking solely with MLB and declining to discuss their bid with city leaders.

    Or in other words, they care about MLB, not DC. Might the chant in the Lerner house been, “Screw DC, we -heart- MLB”?

  2. Don (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

    They know who’s in charge, Wayan. It’s a rare city that stands up to MLB or the NFL and tells them to look for their corporate welfare somewhere else.

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    At the end of the day, the new owners didn’t have to convince DC, they had to convince Bud Selig. Who would honestly want to talk to Barry and his ilk unless they had to?

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