Monday, June 27, 2005

There's No Communism in Baseball!

It never ceases to amaze me what Congress will stick their noses into while actual problems in this country go unexamined. Today it’s the Montreal Expos Washington Nationals Major League Baseball franchise. It would seem that congressional Republicans don’t want George Soros, known liberal collaborator, to have a share of ownership in the ballclub.

But to some Capitol Hill Republicans there is a dark cloud on the Nats' horizon: the potential that their newly adopted home team could be purchased by billionaire financier George Soros.

Earlier this month, Soros joined an ownership bid being led by entrepreneur Jonathan Ledecky. Their group is one of more than a half-dozen angling to take over the Nats, who are currently owned by Major League Baseball.

In addition to being a well-known currency speculator and philanthropist, Soros is also known in political circles for having pumped more than $20 million in the last cycle into groups seeking to unseat President Bush and elect Democrats.

"I think Major League Baseball understands the stakes," said Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R), the Northern Virginia lawmaker who recently convened high-profile steroid hearings. "I don't think they want to get involved in a political fight."

Davis, whose panel also oversees District of Columbia issues, said that if a Soros sale went through, "I don't think it's the Nats that get hurt. I think it's Major League Baseball that gets hurt. They enjoy all sorts of exemptions" from anti-trust laws.
What the fuck? Was that a goddamned threat?? Congress is going to tell MLB who is allowed to own a baseball team based on their political views? That’s weird considering the like, you know, history of America with the freedom of speech and the fighting for liberties and all that crap. After all, I seem to recall some dumbass conservative who used to own a slice of the Texas Rangers...

Baseball, America’s pastime – ONLY CONSERVATIVES NEED APPLY.

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