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MLB is taking a second look at Jim Crane

Jun 20, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

Jim Crane AP

This probably won’t complicate the sale of the Astros, but Phil Rogers reports that, in the wake of Maury Brown’s Forbes report about the skeletons in Jim Crane’s closet, the league is taking a closer look at his background.

Rogers says that Crane had already been vetted — which makes sense, given how long he’s been flirting with ownership — but that “one of the allegations” in the Brown story is news to the league. Rogers doesn’t say which one, but I’d guess it’s the allegations of war profiteering, which I hadn’t heard anywhere else before Brown reported it.

Ultimately, I’m guessing that if the money is the right color, the deal will go down on schedule.

  1. cur68 - Jun 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Well, in the baseball ethos of nice guys finishing last, the Astros will be WS champs in about 3 years if this guy owns them.

  2. halladaysbicepts - Jun 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Everytime I look at this picture of Jim Crane above, he reminds me of one of the actors in the movie Deliverance. Maybe that’s the skeleton in his closet. I just hope he doesn’t try to make poor little Ed Wade squeel like a pig.

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