Monday, February 1, 2010

Harvey Schiller spits in the face of your "deadlines"

A fair and balanced story from says that talks between Drayton and former USOC Chief Harvey Schiller "remained active" today.

Sale discussions between Astros owner Drayton McLane and a group including former USOC executive Dr. Harvey Schiller remained active Monday, despite the closing of an exclusive 30-day window, according to a source familiar with the talks.

McLane issued a statement through the team on Monday, saying that Schiller's group didn't make a formal offer during the exclusive window. But the source hinted that such an offer could be forthcoming. In his statement, McLane didn't rule out selling the Astros. Perhaps that is an indication of his willingness to part with a team that he has owned since 1993.

One thing that I had temporarily lost sight of was that, just because an offer didn't come yesterday, it doesn't mean that Drayton won't sell the team. Stay tuned. This story is ongoing...