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Bud Selig and the other owners of the Brewers are looking to sell (sports.espn.go.com) the team. Seems someone showed him a dictionary opened to "conflict of interest". The team's not going anywhere, because they seem to have a stone cold, lead pipe lock of a stadium lease (running through 2030).

There's no timeline for the sale, and no price has been set. Anyone feel like taking a page out of the Packers playbook?



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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Bud Selig and the other owners of the Brewers are looking to sell (sports.espn.go.com) the team. Seems someone showed him a dictionary opened to "conflict of interest". The team's not going anywhere, because they seem to have a stone cold, lead pipe lock of a stadium lease (running through 2030).

    There's no timeline for the sale, and no price has been set. Anyone feel like taking a page out of the Packers playbook?


A Packers style owned by the town deal would be great. However, I can't see the owners allowing it. That would mean the fans had a say for one thing. The bigger issue is the cost. They would want more for the Brewers than what the Pack went for and I can't see them allowing a reasonable price. The other issue is generating enough revenue. Where would the deep pockets be?



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I say they contract the team and be done with it.
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    Originally posted by The Atomic Tomato
    I say they contract the team and be done with it.

It's not a bad baseball town. They just haven't had product in forever. If they could field a competitive team. the fans would come out. My beloved Indians didn't draw for decades. We could go the day of the game and get seats behind the dugout. When the Jacobs got the team and made the commitment, they sold out for years. If you are going to contract based on fan support, how about the Marlins? The Expos?



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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by The Atomic Tomato
      I say they contract the team and be done with it.

    It's not a bad baseball town. They just haven't had product in forever. If they could field a competitive team. the fans would come out. My beloved Indians didn't draw for decades. We could go the day of the game and get seats behind the dugout. When the Jacobs got the team and made the commitment, they sold out for years. If you are going to contract based on fan support, how about the Marlins? The Expos?


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They'd better not go anywhere, dammit! We're paying for Miller Park still with our tax dollars.

I've said for awhile now that Selig needs to sell the Brew Crew to somebody with money who'll keep the team in Milwaukee, and actually try to field a competitive team. My picks would either be Sen. Herb Kohl selling the Bucks and buying the Brewers, or Miller Brewing. (Of course, Miller's now owned by some Swedish conglomerate, and money could be a problem, since Bud Light's been kicking their asses for 15 years or so.)

And with the good-old-boys owners' structure in pro sports these days, it's a lock that no more teams will go public like the Packers. Might reduce their money and power, dont'cha know.

And new owners: please, PLEASE bring back the '82 unis: pinstripes at home, powder blue on the road, two-color batting helmets on the road and at home, and the famous ball-in-glove logo!

(EDIT: Hey, here's ESPN.com's Page 2's take!)

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So how many Wieners are on this board, anyway?

If we all pooled a few bucks each, the Milwaukee Wieners can come to fruition. Hell, they have a hot dog race every game anyway; the name is actually appropriate.



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