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Friday, January 30, 2009

TSN: Q&A with ... Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio

Q: Do you think there is a chance a cap will get implemented?

A: It wasn’t so much that I am hung up on salary cap as I would like to see competitive balance. Whether it is a salary cap or making the luxury tax payments greater, whatever you have to do to keep the competitive balance. What I don’t want to do is have people think we need a handout here in Milwaukee. We don’t need a handout in Milwaukee, but we do need the playing field to be level.

Q: Are you getting much support from other team owners?

A: A lot of owners are telling me privately that they agree with me, but I don’t see a lot of people speaking up on the issue. It’s a free country and you can speak your mind. I really hope this is something that Major League Baseball deals with over the next couple of years. It is important to the future of the game.

Thanks to Moneybags McBarnald.

Repoz Posted: January 30, 2009 at 01:16 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: January 30, 2009 at 01:34 PM (#3064011)
What I don’t want to do is have people think we need a handout here in Milwaukee. We don’t need a handout in Milwaukee, but we do need the playing field to be level.

He seems like a nice enough guy and all, but he must have known was he was getting into when he bought the Milwaukee franchise, no? If Lew Wolff started complaining tomorrow about the A's budget limitations, I don't think I could take it seriously.
   2. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:05 PM (#3064031)
Having a vested interest in an outcome is not mutually exclusive with believing that that's a desirable result, independent of your own motivations.
   3. McCoy Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:47 PM (#3064080)
I don't think Mark has any regrets with buying the Brewers. He bought a team that was on the upswing with a new stadium and since he took over the stands have been filled.

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