May 7, 2004
Oh my goodness!
With the report that the Milwaukee Brewers are up for sale and deeply in debt, read this: "Marc Marotta said a new non-relocation agreement was signed this week because state lawyers recently determined that Tommy Thompson never signed it." That was at the very bottom of a long Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Whoa Nelly!
Tommy Thompson, who, with significant help from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, pushed through the stadium deal, never signed the one document that might keep the Brewers in Wisconsin? What? He forgot? C'mon. And Bud Selig's lawyers at Foley & Lardner never asked for a signed copy? And the Journal Sentinel, having hired lobbyists to push through the deal, never asked?
At the time, Jim Doyle was Attorney General. Didn't he check it out? And are we really supposed to believe that not one person in Governor Doyle's Department of Administration asked to see it when the Brewers announced the team was for sale several months ago? Who is in charge here? This is remakable to say the least.
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