May 26, 2005

Colin Powell joins group trying to buy Washington Nationals

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has joined a Washington-based investment group looking to purchase the Washington Nationals.

"In Washington, we have the opportunity to reinvigorate this city and bring baseball back to a generation of youth who have lost their connection to our nation's pastime," Powell said in a statement yesterday. "I'm encouraged by baseball's efforts to diversify its ranks and its reach, and the Washington Baseball Club shares that commitment to making this team accessible to every Washingtonian."
Major League Baseball is set to receive bids from several groups on the former Montreal Expos. MLB is hoping to fetch $400 million from the sale of the team.

Other groups looking to buy the Nationals include one fronted by one of Jesse Jackson's sons, another includes former Seattle Mariners owner Jeffrey Smulyan.

(More coverage from Outside the Beltway & others)

Posted by: mhking at 02:13 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Instead of a closer, the Nationals would have an appeaser who would take the mound and try to negotiate a comprimise where neither team wins.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at May 26, 2005 03:14 AM (i13/n)

2 Anything keeping him out of politics is fine with me.

Posted by: curtis kreutzberg at May 26, 2005 10:10 AM (Hd3gf)

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