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While No Face-To-Face With Selig, Jim Crane Has Second Meeting with MLB Execs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 17 October 2011 14:55

Jim CraneWe said in a story last week that Jim Crane had not met face-to-face with Commissioner Selig a second time, as CultureMap had reported. Not one, but two sources who know of the negotiations with Crane and MLB, but not allowed to speak on the record, confirmed that to be the case.

But, over the weekend, news came to light that while Crane did not meet with Selig again, he did make a trip with a lawyer to meet with league officials, a sign that the Houston businessman is edging ever closer to approval by the league’s owners in mid-Nov. A source close to Mr. Crane confirmed the trip by Crane to meet with league officials. Multiple attempts for comment by the league have gone unreturned.

If a vote to approve the $680 million sale to Crane were to take place, it will occur during the quarterly owners meetings in Milwaukee slated for Nov. 15-16. Any ownership transfer requires approval by 75% the league’s 30 owners.

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