Thursday, August 18, 2011

Yes, Bud will comment on Crane. When? LATER.

Bud Selig will comment on the sale of the Astros - among other things - following the joint meeting of all 30 owners later today in Cooperstown.

Drayton deferred to Bud, who said:
"I'll talk about that tomorrow."

Barry Bloom:
The ownership meeting was canceled and the executive council then took up the subject. Steve Greenberg, a former MLB Deputy Commissioner under Fay Vincent, is an agent for Allen & Co. and is brokering the deal.

Greenberg and McLane went behind closed doors with the executive council and once left the meeting together to caucus with each other in an adjacent room. They then re-entered the meeting. Greenberg finally left for good about 15 minutes later.

When asked by several reporters for comment, Greenberg declined. McLane, who left the room several times, was asked if there had been any resolution to the issue.

"I don't know," he said once upon returning. "I'm going back in to find out."