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MLB investigating leak of financial documents

Aug 24, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

In news that should come with little surprise, Major League Baseball is quite upset about Monday’s leaking of the financial documents of various teams and is looking for the source that gave up the information. 

As noted by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, access to teams’ financial records is usually limited to the MLB commissioner’s office, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and accounting firms Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  All five of those outlets will be investigated thoroughly.

Pirates principal owner Bob Nutting, who was found to have scored major profits in the midst of losing seasons, has not spoken up about the matter.  But Marlins president David Samson has, calling the leak a “a breach of fiduciary obligation and duty by the leaking party” on ESPN.com.

Even if Pirates fans are treating the whole mess with apathy, this isn’t over.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 24, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Looks like Julian Assange has been working overtime. Then again, he’s got more important things to do, so chances are confidential MLB information is what he mulls on a Sunday morning over beer and pretzels, pretty much like the rest of us.
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    And speaking of Australians, the Chihuahua’s righteous indignation about “fiduciary obligations” last night reminded me of those little outback lizards that glower and splay their serrated frills when startled – “frillies,” they call them down in Oz. It’s poetic that he, of all people – standing watch over the per capita most profitable franchise in baseball, with both the lowest payroll and attendance – should rush to the battlements on behalf of the rest of his pals spouting platitudes about fiscal responsibilities. Ahh, the life of a guard Chihuahua. But I guess it gives him something constructive to do when he isn’t escorting MIPs (Moderately Important Plebians) around the rising monstrosity of Macondo Banana Massacre Field in hopes of getting them to spring for season tickets now when opening day isn’t for another year and a half, or just puttering around the office and occasionally humping Scrooge McLoria’s leg.

  2. bigtrav425 - Aug 24, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Why is this such a big deal? Its good for the fans/public to know about this type of thing.Especially fans of particular teams.We are the ones spending our hard earned money to see these teams play atleast somewhat good baseball and buy there products,food etc.So its kinda good to know who is atleast spending money on trying to improve there product..I understand the owners need to make money but at the same time ya gotta atleast spend a lil money to entice people to show up to your games and spend money on shirts etc

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