Monday, September 13, 2004

Baseball and Politics

I thought that it was very interesting that so many Baseball owners are in such strong support of President Bush. I guess it shouldn't really be that surprising considering he was a candidate for the commissioners' post at one point. It seems a little risky to be showing such strong support for the president, although the potential campaign boost this may bring would make things worth it. I have put an excerpt from the ESPN article:

"More than a dozen current and former owners and family members are among the
president's top re-election fund-raisers, an Associated Press review found.
Seven are Bush "Rangers," each raising at least $200,000, and six are "Pioneers"
who have brought in $100,000 or more. The Bush campaign has also received direct contributions from owners and executives of more than half of the sport's
30 teams, the AP analysis of Federal Election Commission reports found.
Those include $2,000 contributions from owners George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees, Fred Wilpon of the Mets, Carl Pohlad of the Minnesota Twins, Peter Magowan of the San Francisco Giants and Michael Ilitch of the Detroit Tigers."


At 2:30 PM, Blogger Pete Sommers said...

Steinbrenner is a resident of Florida and a convicted felon. He'd better make sure his name hasn't been purged from the voting rolls!


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