On the Schilling deal: All congratulations to Epstein. Was this Steinbrenner’s “just desserts” for “poaching” Wells from Colanagelo? Clearly there’s no love lost between the two owners. But you have to wonder how deeply this intrigue runs. The key thread in this deal is Bud Selig. The players received from Boston are theoretically going to Selig’s Brewers for Richie Sexton. And of course Selig and Red Sox owner John Henry are close, and both have problems with The Boss. So I think it’s fair to ask exactly what role the commissioner, who should be impartial, is playing in this mess. Whether or not there is some conspiracy at work here, Selig is, as far as I’m concerned, in a compromised position. That’s wrong.
Posted by YF on 11/30/2003 10:34:06 AM