Sunday, August 28, 2011

There's something up with Crane

Richard Justice has been enjoying a fine run of articles and columns lately, and today's post on Crane's approval process has raised Justice's eyebrows:

You can read the delay in the approval process any way you like, but as someone who has known Selig for almost 30 years, it’s not insignificant.

Perhaps it really is as simple as completely vetting all the investors. But it could also be that MLB just can’t reach a comfort level with Crane.

In his heart Drayton McLane has to know this too. If he hasn’t begun to shop for another buyer, he’s at least thinking about the possibility. I’m not sure what has changed in the last couple of weeks, but something clearly has.