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The sale of the Houston Astros is a done deal

May 16, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

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All last week, as the reports of Jim Crane’s imminent purchase of the Houston Astros came in, current owner Drayton McLane kept saying that the lawyers had to dot I’s and cross T’s, and that there were “a lot of details for the lawyers to work on.”  Seems that McLane made his lawyers work over the weekend, because there will be a press conference this afternoon officially announcing the sale of the team to Crane.

As we speak, Crane is likely watching video of the McCourts’ introductory press conference after bought the Dodgers to make sure that he says absolutely nothing like they did whatsoever.

For Astros fans, here’s an interesting look at some of the other faces and wallets in the Astros’ new ownership group.  And, more interesting than that: 10 things you don’t know about Jim Crane.  Both of those links come courtesy of Richard Justice, who is mad-Tweetin’ this afternoon.

  1. banksatdixie - May 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    I think the fact that I’m the first comment on here says everything that needs to be said about this sale….no one cares. The Astros have a long, long way to go, and I’m sure their fanbase has taken a huge hit for it.

  2. sportsdrenched - May 16, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Like I said in the thread last week.
    Astros = Sleeping Giant

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