Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wolf! Wolf!

Drayton seems to think that the sale of the Astros will transpire here pretty soon.

Last week an official familiar with the process said MLB was investigating charges that Crane engaged in war profiteering and unfair hiring practices of blacks and women. A couple of reports Wednesday suggested moving the Astros from the National League to the American League could be a condition for approval of the sale. McLane said that when he and Crane made the agreement, the move the AL was not “in any way, shape or form” part of the discussion.

“I can’t say whether they’ve approached Jim Crane on that,” McLane said. “I’m just not in that part of the loop.”

According to Campbell, Drayton got a little fussy and spouted off about starting all over, but attributed that to "frustration."