Former Rangers president Tom Schieffer is expected to be appointed as MLB's Dodgers trustee today, reports Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times. You can read Bud Selig's statement here. Shaikin notes that the 63-year-old Schieffer served as Rangers president from 1991-99, during which time the club was owned by George W. Bush's ownership group for the most part.
After his time with the Rangers, Schieffer served as an ambassador to Australia and Japan under the Bush administration. More recently, Schieffer ran for governor of Texas as a member of the Democratic party.
Well, on the bright side, it wasn’t Omar Minaya.
Schieffer will be great at spending OPM as a democrat
Is this good or bad?
I’d say good. He has a lot of practical experience running a ball club.
Does this give us an inside track on signing Japanese and Australian players?
Yu Darvish already has his bags packed and has an condo and ditzy pop star gf waiting for him in LA.
Seems okay.. I’m not too sure
Hopefully he can clean things up in an effort to attract new ownership
Its gonna get worse before it gets better.
woo hoo…time to start sending all those top Dodger players and prospects to the Rangers organization.
Can we please get a dislike button?
Matt Kemp has had is normal pulse rate restored after being reassured by Dave Stewart that he incorrectly heard Bob Schaefer was taking over the team…
Schieffer, Schaefer — close, but not close. So has he heard that Larry Bowa was appointed as his assistant?
Just buy the Dodgers already Kobe c’mon now.