Remarkable Conflict of Interest
George F. Will: <q cite="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1118-2002Aug9.html"">Unlike the NFL and the NBA, both of which adopted their basic economic arrangements after (and because of) the advent of television, baseball's economic model predates radio. And flight. And the internal combustion engine. Today, as when the National League was founded in 1879, locally generated revenues stay with the local owner.
It's weird that Lying in Ponds gave Will a 100% partisan score (on the side of the Democrats, no less) for mentioning that he was part of the same committee which featured George Mitchell. Interesting: George F. Will advises both the Baltimore Orioles and the San Diego Padres, which, in the opinion of one, due to his (Will's) serving on the committee he mentions in the article, constitutes a “remarkable conflict of interest”.