Not that Moorad seems like a paragon of virtue, but there is a qualitative difference between using revenue generated by the club to pay off the purchase and using revenue like the McCourt's did, to buy themselves flying monkeys and bunnies that crap Cadbury eggs and separate houses for every limb on their bodies.
Moorad really must stick in Reinsdorf's craw, and he apparently burned every bridge in Arizona, too. Moores didn't spend his Selig political capital soon enough, to get an All-Star Game or one of those Wilpon-style loans you can pay back whenever you feel like it. That goodwill has an expiration date.
From Tim Sullivan via the Tweeter: "Jeff Moorad not stepping down as #Padres CEO, but withdrawing application to become "control" person to get TV deal done. More to come." Sullivan says himself more ... more
And more from Sullivan. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/mar/09/padres-moorad-withdraws-request-complete-sale/ Certainly doesn't do anything to firm up Moorad's ownership group. Sheesh. This whole ... more
Re: What the heck is going on (with ownership)? McBain,Fri Mar 9 14:52
Oh, and other thing I was going to add. I just can't help but have a picture of Moores in my head while this is going down. This guy seems so desperate to get out of MLB, and he just can't do it.... more