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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Ted Leonsis emerges as a Nationals suitor as his Monumental media empire grows

Ted Leonsis, the owner of Washington’s NBA, NHL and WNBA franchises, has emerged as a suitor for the Washington Nationals, multiple people familiar with the process said Tuesday.

Leonsis, whose Monumental Sports & Entertainment controls the Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, is among the would-be buyers granted access to the Nationals’ financial data, a key step in preparing a bid for the District’s MLB franchise. The Lerner family, which has owned the Nationals since 2006, announced in April it would explore the possibility of selling the club.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 24, 2022 at 09:09 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 24, 2022 at 03:38 PM (#6093042)

David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, chairman of the Kennedy Center and former chair of the Smithsonian, is joining forces with Leonsis on a bid for the Nats, per a person familiar with the situation.
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 24, 2022 at 03:48 PM (#6093045)
All four teams will change their names to the Washington WizMysCapionals, sources say.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 24, 2022 at 03:51 PM (#6093048)
The article says there are 5 potential bidders so far, and names 2 others (relatively anonymous billionaires). Some in the area are hoping that recent DC arrival Jeff Bezos buys the team, in the hope he’d spend big to put a good team on the field, but he hasn’t shown any interest publicly. He’d easily be the richest MLB owner.
   4. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 24, 2022 at 05:14 PM (#6093066)
He’d easily be the richest MLB owner.

The other owners would never approve him because of that fact.

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