Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hummel: Jim Edmonds, future Cardinals owner?

A much practiced 3-step approach, no doubt.

St. Louis restaurateur Edmonds, who is helping with the outfielders, said he didn’t think he wanted to be a full-time coach and travel much of the season. Instead, Edmonds, who is known for his whimsy, has a rather unusual aspiration.

“I’d like to own the team some day, to be honest,” Edmonds said this weekend. “You see (Cardinals chairman) Bill DeWitt stand up in front of the team and be such a stately figure. What a great position it would be to be like a Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Dodgers) or a Michael Jordan (Charlotte Bobcats), where you have part of an ownership

“I don’t know if I’d like to put the group together or sneak in the back door,” Edmonds said. “But I definitely think that it would be a great thing to be high up in the front office and evaluate and do all the fun things.

“Well, they’re not all fun but I’d like to do the things involved in keeping a team winning.

“You start talking about the tradition. There’s ways to do it out there on the field and there’s ways to do it up there’’ in the front office.

...DeWitt chuckled Saturday when Edmonds’ desire for ownership was relayed to him. He said Edmonds hadn’t talked about any ownership stake with him — and the team isn’t for sale.

“No plans at all,” DeWitt said. “We’re very happy with the situation.”

But DeWitt said Edmonds had expressed an interest in being more involved.

“He knows the game as well as anybody,” DeWitt said.

Repoz Posted: February 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, cardinals

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: February 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM (#4370993)
What's the ownership equivalent of setting up a phony diving catch when you could have just taken the ball on the run?
   2. McCoy Posted: February 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM (#4371009)
Loria and his stadium.
   3. Rally Posted: February 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM (#4371020)
That would be really cool to be like Mike or Magic. Edmonds has a better chance to be there than I do, but not much better. Something like 1% > 0
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 17, 2013 at 03:55 PM (#4371085)
Are the Mets still looking for suckers investors?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
phredbird
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 18 September 2017: Ex-Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Criticizes Jemele Hill, Praises POTUS: Trump is ‘A Great Man’
(1315 - 7:17pm, Sep 23)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogHow the Astros' trade for Justin Verlander came together | SI.com
(2 - 7:15pm, Sep 23)
Last: Wahoo Sam

NewsblogOMNICHATTER needs no introduction, for the weekend of September 23-24, 2017
(144 - 7:14pm, Sep 23)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogCanadian Fakin' - Goins uses hidden ball trick to get Frazier
(5 - 7:11pm, Sep 23)
Last: Joe Bivens Will Take a Steaming Dump

NewsblogOT - August/September 2017 College Football thread
(211 - 7:07pm, Sep 23)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogDodgers' Cody Bellinger sets NL rookie home-run record with 39th
(4 - 7:01pm, Sep 23)
Last: flournoy

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(2449 - 6:52pm, Sep 23)
Last: PJ Martinez

NewsblogInside Baseball AL Notes | Young Yankees Re-Writing Record Books
(10 - 6:45pm, Sep 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogRobinson Cano hits 300th home run | MLB.com
(38 - 6:38pm, Sep 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAlbert Pujols is having the worst season for a 37-year-old in MLB history
(44 - 6:37pm, Sep 23)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogJeter Cleans House Via Remote Control
(19 - 6:20pm, Sep 23)
Last: fra paolo

Newsblog‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball
(471 - 6:10pm, Sep 23)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogWondering if Jiménez is making his final start with Orioles - School of Roch
(6 - 5:42pm, Sep 23)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogWhere have you gone, Tim Lincecum? In search of beloved Giants ace
(34 - 5:36pm, Sep 23)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks had a dinosaur throw out the first pitch - SBNation.com
(6 - 4:27pm, Sep 23)
Last: Mike Emeigh

Page rendered in 0.3726 seconds
47 querie(s) executed