Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

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

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
  Tags: brewers, business

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. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Andere Richtingen
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 October 24: Breitbart Radio Exclusive: Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart News Rotation Weekdays 9AM to 11AM ET
(95 - 4:13pm, Oct 24)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogAre statheads responsible for the most exciting postseason in years
(4 - 4:11pm, Oct 24)
Last: WSPanic

NewsblogChief Wahoo, Cleveland Indians' logo, heads to the World Series. Prepare for outrage. - Chicago Tribune
(32 - 4:09pm, Oct 24)
Last: My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(250 - 4:02pm, Oct 24)
Last: Der-K: downgraded to lurker

NewsblogTigers analytics department now hiring, will soon unveil 'Caesar' |
(13 - 3:56pm, Oct 24)
Last: TDF, situational idiot

NewsblogCubs clinching pennant changed mindset that has been around far too long - Chicago Tribune
(10 - 3:55pm, Oct 24)
Last: Batman

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1998 Ballot
(1 - 3:52pm, Oct 24)
Last: DL from MN

Gonfalon CubsBring on the outsourced 5 minute Indians preview
(48 - 3:48pm, Oct 24)
Last: Kiko Sakata

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1998 Discussion
(23 - 3:29pm, Oct 24)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogWho's cheering for the Cleveland Indians in the World Series? At least one big-name celebrity |
(25 - 3:06pm, Oct 24)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogCleveland Indians in World Series really is bigger than game -- Terry Pluto (photos) |
(4 - 2:56pm, Oct 24)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogCleveland Indians' Salazar throws 3-inning simulated game; next stop World Series? |
(2 - 2:55pm, Oct 24)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogEpstein on Cubs clinching NLCS |
(7 - 2:53pm, Oct 24)
Last: T.J.

NewsblogWon for the ages: After years of waiting and suffering, Cubs are in World Series - Chicago Tribune
(20 - 2:45pm, Oct 24)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogWelcome back, Kyle Schwarber! | 2080 Baseball
(34 - 2:42pm, Oct 24)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

Page rendered in 0.1232 seconds
47 querie(s) executed