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Comedian Maher buys chunk of Mets

Calling it a “great investment,” comedian/political satirist Bill Maher has purchased a minority share of the New York Mets. “First of all, I think it’s a great investment,” Maher said in a statement. “People sometimes forget that there’s only one National League franchise in New York City and they’re not making anymore. I’m a Met […]

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Shipley joins Revolution ownership

Bill Shipley has joined the York Revolution (independent; Atlantic League) ownership group and will serve as the team’s vice chairman. He joins team president and general manager Eric Menzer and Chairman Peter Kirk as a member of the ballclub’s senior management. Shipley is the fourth-generation leader and CEO of Shipley Energy, Central Pennsylvania’s largest family-owned […]

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Rox out of Can-Am League for 2012

The Brockton Rox are out of the 2012 independent Cam-Am League schedule, as an ownership change and expansion franchise in Canada failed to materialize. Because of interleague play with the independent American Association, the Can-Am League was actually seeking an odd number of teams for the 2012 season. But with a potential Canadian expansion franchise […]

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Report: Greenberg out as Rangers CEO

In an abrupt move, Chuck Greenberg is reportedly out as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers and CEO of the team’s holding company, according to the Dallas Morning News. The announcement could come as soon as today. Greenberg, a longtime minor-league owner and operator — his teams include the State College Spikes (short season; […]

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T-Padres unveil investors

The Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) announced the 11 investors in the team, joining Mike Feder in Tucson AAA Baseball LLC. “When I finalized a management agreement with North County Baseball LLC and formed Tucson AAA Baseball LLC for the business operation of the Tucson franchise, I knew we needed local people with […]

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